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Major shifts in technology are likely to result in dramatic changes in the workplace. This, in turn, may lead to more work-related psychiatric disability. In this issue of Psychiatric Annals the physician is instructed in diagnostic, evaluative, and legal issues related to work disability and to its associated symptoms of pain and depression.
1. The average person spends the largest proportion of his or her time:
C. In recreational activities.
2. Chronic pain is traditionally defined as pain that has persisted for more than:
A. 3 months.
B. 6 months.
C. 12 months.
D. 24 months.
3. Which one of the following statements is correct?
A. A detailed history of vocational adjustment is a mandatory requirement of the workers' compensation examination.
B. A specific detailed description of the job history is not essential for a workers' compensation examination.
C. A chronological description of emotional symptomatology is not essential for workers' compensation purposes.
D. Secondary gain is rarely a major issue in workers' compensation.
1.B 2.B 3.A