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Runfox Communication Consultants

 

P.O.Box 1443

Darlinghusrt NSW 1300

Ph 02 9011 7277

Mob 0429 007 059

ABN 92 111 597 598

john.harrison@runfox.com.au

Why your Claimant does NOT have Adjustment Disorder

In this seminar you will learn how to use the definitions in the DSM (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) to manage a claim of Adjustment Disorder

. Compensation for disability determines the cultural context in Western democracies.

. The diagnosis of Adjustment Disorder requires: “marked distress that is in excess of what would be expected from exposure to the stressor” (DSM 4TR), taking into account the cultural context.

. The response to a stressor may not satisfy the requirement of being a distress “in excess of what would be expected”.

. Rather, the response may be exactly what would be expected in the cultural setting where the secondary gain is acceptable.

. A diagnosis of Adjustment Disorder can therefore not be sustained in an environment pre-dominated by Compensation.