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August 01, 2011


I just read the paper and it concerns me. He's pretty much saying that a mental illness is not debilitating. I work with clients from Community Mental Health and I think it's safe to say once a person has entered a CMH system of treatment that life has got pretty bad.

Thank you for your comment. You are correct, the author is dismissive of mental illness as a disability. In my view, the paper shows a real lack of experience in this area.

Very nice post Gordon.

I would have to say at the very least that my girlfriend (a psychologist) would strongly object to the idea that nonexertional limitations cannot be measured. While he is at it, he might as well argue that almost all psychologists who do testing aren't really in the medical profession.

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