Stroke and Return to Work

Senior man playing chess with son

Although return to work seems to frequently occur in spite of some level of cognitive issues and emotional distress, more significant issues need to be considered to identify those who may have the most difficulty succeeding (image: Fotolia)

Data suggests strokes, or cerebrovascular accidents, are becoming more common in younger adults. Many people successfully return to work after a first stroke, and data suggests that many do so in spite of some level of mild issues with cognition, as well as mild anxiety and/or depression, but more significant issues in these areas can be predictors for who does and does not succeed in returning to work. Understanding the specific task demands, including cognitive and social / interpersonal skills needed, for a specific premorbid employment can be an important key. Read more in a new blog post on my forensic practice site.

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