Prudence L Gourguechon Independent Medical Examiner
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Other Locations: Chicago

Specialty 1: Psychiatry

Specialty Focus: Trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis. Psychological consequences of sexual harassment and discrimination. ADA complaints Special experience in short and long term sequelae of trauma including sexual abuse. Personality disorders.

Medical School: University of Michigan

License(s): IL

Years in Practice: 35

Experience:
  • 6 years performing IMEs
  • 30 IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 0 times

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In-depth knowledge of standard psychiatric diagnoses and treatment (depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, OCD, psychosis) and complex disability determinations. Additionally extensive expertise in delineating psychological damages that are subtler but no less debilitating. Wide experience with trauma and its effects, both in terms of standard PTSD symptoms and more complex effects on an individual's personality organization including the capacity to trust, capacity to form intimate relationships. Long and deep experience with personality disorder patients provides expertise in distinguishing genuine complaints ad injuries from those that are exaggerated, self-serving or part of a habitual pattern of litigiousness. Understanding of work-related stress and how it differs from serious psychological injury. Able to evaluate presence of hostile work environmet from psychological point of view. Have studied and written about sexual harassment in the workplace, #MeToo complaints, and the effect of such complaints on male and female employees.