On the flipside, "bad" can be really subjective. I consider myself to have had a pretty privileged, relatively easy life. My friend, who I consider to have had a really difficult life, has told me that I inspire her for overcoming what she views as my... really difficult life. I think the same of her, so go figure....No matter how bad you have it, there is always someone who has it worse. I have had a couple of patients who I thought were tied for "worst childhood" until a patient came in with both of their experiences. To top it off, this patient functions at a higher level than the other two. So I also learned that. I matter how bad the stuff that happened, some people can still cope. Other side of that one is that some people can't cope even when nothing bad has happened.
I guess I'd like to know more about this. I have a friend with serious health issues who can't keep track of appts or even find his keys some days. he legitimately has concussive-related migraines, memory dysfunction and probably PTSD. Every VA doc, from psych to neuro to clinic who's looked at him says, "Dude, you're SICK!"If they are characterologically so lacking in industriousness that they are trying to fake a mental disorder in order to get on disability then no way are they going to exhibit the hard work necessary to fake their way through a structured treatment protocol. They just move on to another therapist.
Kills me on my 'no-show' rates for a short time but they are often lost to follow up.
Seriously, in the post-deployment clinic it's like garlic/crucifix/holy water to a vampire.
Since the base rate for headaches remains the same between mtbi and healthy controls and there is no evidence of memory impairment in mtbi, I would gues that you're asking about medical advice which is prohibited.I guess I'd like to know more about this. I have a friend with serious health issues who can't keep track of appts or even find his keys some days. he legitimately has concussive-related migraines, memory dysfunction and probably PTSD. Every VA doc, from psych to neuro to clinic who's looked at him says, "Dude, you're SICK!"
The social worker says he's faking, capable of so much more and we're all babying him.
I have to wonder if his complete inability to track basic appointments and records played a part of that "diagnosis."
If you're worn out after testing someone, it just might be ADHD.
Either of these could also indicate a somatoform disorder for me!If you are cognitively exhausted and incredibly confused after testing or interviewing someone, it might be a thought disorder.