Wounded Workers combines the memoir of an occupational psychiatrist with his stories of the injured workers he treated and evaluated, all intertwined with a healthy dose of philosophy and common sense. The patient stories are gripping and emotionally charged. At the same time, they are presented as tragedies that could happen to any of us if we were subjected to significant physical or emotional trauma.
Dr. Larsen’s inquiry into the cause of the psychiatric symptoms, when requested by attorneys, insurance companies or the judicial system, often reads like a good detective story. This book is highly recommended for anyone who is interested in work injuries or psychiatry, or just wants to enjoy a good read.