A patient could be experiencing stress and worry over feeding their family or paying the bills.
Or they might have mixed feelings about returning to work because of fear of reinjury or concerns about conflicts with their supervisor that were bubbling before the injury.
Maybe they suffer from a comorbid condition that hasn’t been treated for a variety of reasons.
Unlike bruises or lacerations, psychological setbacks tend to be invisible. And they’re likely to stay that way unless someone asks questions and makes observations that haven’t typically been a part of the intake process on an average claim.
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