Workers comp payers backing cognitive behavioral therapy

by master on August 10, 2015

Cognitive therapy aids return to work. Some prominent workers compensation payers are taking an unusual step: actively recommending cognitive behavioral therapy for claimants who suffer from chronic pain and psychosocial issues that are hindering their recovery.

When properly applied, the psychotherapeutic approach can help workers comp and nonoccupational disability claimants return to work sooner by helping them cope with work-related problems and emotional issues, several insurance industry medical doctors and claims experts said.

Cognitive therapy aids return to work. Some prominent workers compensation payers are taking an unusual step: actively recommending cognitive behavioral therapy for claimants who suffer from chronic pain and psychosocial issues that are hindering their recovery.

When properly applied, the psychotherapeutic approach can help workers comp and nonoccupational disability claimants return to work sooner by helping them cope with work-related problems and emotional issues, several insurance industry medical doctors and claims experts said.

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