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DSM-5 SSD with predominant pain replaces DSM IV pain disorder but it is NOT recommended for people with chronic pain, because it lacks validity, and is overly inclusive and stigmatizing. Instead, adjustment disorder remains the most appropriate, accurate, and acceptable diagnosis for people who are overly concerned about their pain.

BIG CHANGES ? LET’S HOPE SO FOR BC INJURED WORKERS 

The Patterson Report in BC has just been released.  The author Janet Patterson has a long history representing workers in the BC WCB processes.  Here is the CBC article about the report.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/new-government-commissioned-report-recommends-cultural-shift-at-wcb-to-better-support-workers-1.5701542
It is a mammoth report available here:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/government/ministries-organizations/ministries/labour/work_comp_review_2019_-_final_report.pdf
And here is the link to the voices of injured workers:
https://engage.gov.bc.ca/app/uploads/sites/482/2020/08/Addendum-Report-FINAL1.pdf


Article Link: 1983: The Year BC Citizens and Workers Fought Back: Operation Solidarity ended in bitterness, but mass protests scored dramatic victories against Bennett government. (Written by Rod Mickleburgh, a former a journalist with the Globe and Mail for 22 years. He is currently freelancing and writing a blog. His most recent book is On the Line: A History of the British Columbia Labour Movement.)