Cases That Test Your Skills

Cases That Test Your Skills

The emotionally exhausted physician

Dr. D is a high achiever who says she 'feels stuck,' emotionally exhausted, and that she is 'spinning her wheels.' She is otherwise healthy. How...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Bugs on her skin—but nobody else sees them

Ms. L, age 74, presents to the ED with multiple excoriations after attempting to kill bugs on and in her skin. Clinicians are unable to find any...

Cases That Test Your Skills

A 95-year-old man with treatment-resistant depression

Mr. R, age 95, presents with depressive symptoms that began 6 weeks ago. He recently has lost 20 lb and is rapidly deteriorating. Which treatment...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Self-mutilation after recent-onset psychosis

Mr. K, age 23, is found bleeding after genital self-mutilation, and says voices told him to ‘cut it off.’ He has a history of psychosis and ...

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