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Pharmacy Assistant Jessica’s Success with Work-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: An Ascellus Study

Pharmacy Assistant Jessica contracted COVID-19 while on the job and experienced lingering mental and physical effects. She felt elevated anxiety...
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Nurse Elizabeth’s Success with Work-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: An Ascellus Study

Elizabeth, a nurse in her early 40s and mother of three, was referred to Ascellus for a Comprehensive Psychological Stress...
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Long-Haul COVID and Its Toll on Workers’ Compensation

The COVID-19 global pandemic has had an enormous impact on workers’ compensation, including long-term disability and mental health implications. And...
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How to Treat a Dual Diagnosis

It is not uncommon for workers who sustain an injury to develop psychosocial issues during recovery, which can intensify as...
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Publication: Improving Outcomes For Work-Related Concussions

A Peer-Reviewed Article by Ascellus on Improving Outcomes for Work-Related Concussions   A two-year study conducted by Ascellus team members...
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Ascellus Delivers: A Transformative Treatment Approach

Ascellus Delivers: A Transformative Treatment Approach    The leader in biopsychosocial treatment in the workers’ compensation industry, Ascellus specializes in...
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Stakeholders Increasingly Look to Psychosocial Risk Factors in WC Claims

Fear is a scary thing, especially among injured workers. Those who say they are afraid/scared/worried/anxious at the beginning of a...
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MARCH 5 – 6 and MARCH 26 – 27 attending DWC

Integrated Medical Case Solutions (Ascellus Group), the leading provider of work-related trauma prevention and treatment with a proven track record...
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MARCH 5 – 6 attending WCRI 2020

Integrated Medical Case Solutions (Ascellus Group), the leading provider of work-related trauma prevention and treatment with a proven track record...
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Employers Can Take Action to Reduce Pain, Improve Productivity

Chronic pain is more prevalent than many people think. The latest government figures say more than 15 percent of currently...
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Mind-Body Connection Key to Preventing Delayed Recoveries

Your body is more than just a vehicle for carrying your head around. Modern research shows the mind and body...
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Technology, Telehealth Services Mean Faster CBT and Quicker RTWs

Technology has truly revolutionized the way medical care is delivered to injured workers. We can now reach them in a...
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A Day in the Life of a Tapering Opioid User: The Hijacked Brain

There’s an experiment I like to do with audiences when I am presenting on the use/misuse of opioids for chronic...
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Take A Cold Shower: The PTSD Survival Guide

Experiencing a trauma can leave a person with all sorts of confusing, even debilitating reactions. Flashbacks to the event may...
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Alternatives to Long-Term Opioids Needed Following Surgery, Research Shows

The longer a post-surgical patient is on opioids, the greater the chances of misuse. New research out of Harvard shows...

Early CBT Intervention Changes Lives, Saves Money for WC Payers

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) uses a holistic approach to help people with delayed recoveries. It is short-term, goal-oriented, and has...

Back in Action: The PTSD Return to Work Guide

The ultimate goal of PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) therapy is to get the person back at work and functioning normally....

Why Delayed Recoveries are Driving Up Costs and What You Can Do About Them

On average, workers’ compensation payers are spending more money per claim, despite the drop in frequency for most of the...

Stress is Contagious: Stop “Strezazzled” People from Encroaching on Your Brain

If you ever feel that being around a particular person causes you physical angst, you may be on to something....
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CBT and Smartphones: Study Shows Power of CBT on Brain Changes

CBT and Smartphones: Study Shows Power of CBT on Brain Changes   There is a little known addiction that could...

Test Your Mental Health Knowledge

Test Your Mental Health Knowledge   Are you in a mental state? Confused? Good news; we are here to help! Workers’...

The Best Opioid is No Opioid

The Best Opioid is No Opioid   There’s a new opioid law on the books that you may not even...

Technology like telemedicine and telepsychology help get injured workers back to function better and faster

Technology like telemedicine and telepsychology help get injured workers back to function better and faster   Providing the proper treatment...

How to Shut the Gate to Stop Chronic Pain

How to Shut the Gate to Stop Chronic Pain   You might call it mind over matter, or, mind over...

Close the Pain Gate to Shut Off Chronic Pain

Close the Pain Gate to Shut Off Chronic Pain   Chronic pain is annoying. Unlike acute pain, which alerts us...

How to interpret Florida PTSD Law SB-376

How to interpret Florida PTSD Law SB-376     Florida PTSD Law Kicks into High Gear Credit is due to...

Tragedy in Florida Leads to Increased Benefits for First Responders with PTSD

Tragedy in Florida Leads to Increased Benefits for First Responders with PTSD   Police and firefighters who experience traumatic events...