Anxiety And Tension

California Disability PTSD


The Industrial Medical Council and supporting advisory committees in California were established in 1989 as part of workers' compensation reform. The Psychiatric Advisory Committee followed a legislative mandate to revise the disability evaluation protocols for psychiatric injury which were accepted into law by the Office of Administrative Law on December 7, 1993.

The legislature also mandated the IMC to develop guidelines for common industrial injuries. For further details on California disability PTSD, read Meditation Nullifies The Stress Effect!

Violent encounters and exposure to life threatening events are common occurrences in the workers' compensation system as well as that of war veterans. The IMC and the Psychiatric Advisory Committee have thus selected post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the focus for establishment of treatment guidelines.

The California legislature made subsequent changes to the workers' compensation system including a higher threshold of compensability for psychiatric injuries. The US committee for war veterans also helped the veterans of war get compensation and get over the PTSD caused due to the war. Personal stress management requires perfect causes of stress and symptoms of stress to be analyzed.

Post-traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder fall within the anxiety disorders category. The individual must respond by experiencing intense fear, helplessness or horror. There are three symptom categories of PTSD: re-experiencing, avoidance and arousal.

Cognitive behavioral therapy employing exposure-related techniques to address painful memories of the original experience can be very effective to reduce stress and the fear that often accompanies the PTSD syndrome. Psychotropic medication is a common component of stress reduction and stress relief. Anti-anxiety medication, especially for acute stress disorder, and tricyclic antidepressants