Understanding Mental Health

The Psychosocial Questionnaire can help untangle the complexities surrounding a diagnosis of depression or anxiety.

How severe is the condition? Does it really require an intervention?

In addition, we see a large proportion of mental health issues going unreported and therefore untreated.

People don’t want to admit to depression!
And people don’t want to admit to feeling anxious!
This is particularly true in the workplace environment.

One of the issues with employment-based benefits particularly in the US is that most individuals’ health and wellness services are provided through their employer.
Furthermore, for any physical condition, we know that return to work is complicated by MH issues.

A rotator cuff injury has a published medical guideline for recovery, depending on the level of physical activity required by the job.
Yet there is no guideline for the complication of a MH condition for that same individual!

We see clearly that when our employee has complicating MH factors, recovery will take longer.

If our claimant is also depressed about their job, hate their boss, has family stresses, financial worries, and the very thought of returning to work, makes their shoulder pain even worse.
Is this a real diagnosis of depression or anxiety? Or are we really seeing a symptom of these psychosocial influencing factors?

The Claim Lab  – Email us at  info@claimlab.org

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