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J R Soc Med. 1981 April; 74(4): 275–277.
PMCID: PMC1438389

Post-traumatic syndrome: another myth discredited

Abstract

Further studies confirm the authors' previous contention that patients suffering from the post-traumatic syndrome (PTS) do recover from this syndrome and return to full-time work before litigation is settled. Failure to have returned to work by the time of settlement indicates a bad prognosis, and such patients rarely return to work afterwards; the older the patient the worse the prognosis.

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