Cases That Test Your Skills

Cases That Test Your Skills

Obsessions or psychosis?

Mr. R, age 17, has severe symptoms of OCD that limit his daily functioning and academics. While being treated for this, he develops symptoms...

Cases That Test Your Skills

When the worry is worse than the actual illness

After being diagnosed with a rare gastrointestinal disorder, Ms. S, age 16, has abdominal pain. She’s anxious, depressed, and overly worried about...

Cases That Test Your Skills

When mania isn’t what it seems

Mr. S, age 22, has autism, bipolar disorder, and intellectual disability. He suddenly experiences increased impulsivity and agitation. What could...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Command hallucinations, but is it really psychosis?

Due to intense family conflicts, Ms. D, age 26, often is suicidal. She has been hospitalized >25 times, and has received varying diagnoses and...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Depression, or something else?

Ms. A, age 60, presents with severe headaches and depression, including a suicide attempt. She’s also been repeatedly sorting through her...

Cases That Test Your Skills

The paranoid business executive

The patient presents to the ED for the third time in 4 days with manic symptoms and paranoid behavior. How would you help him?

Cases That Test Your Skills

Seeing snakes that aren’t there

While being treated for ADHD, R, age 9, begins seeing snakes everywhere, hitting others, and throwing objects across the room. How do you proceed...

Cases That Test Your Skills

The woman who couldn’t stop eating

Ms. C, age 33, eats uncontrollably up to 10 times a day. She’s gained >50 lb and has poor self-esteem and low energy and motivation. She wants...

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