Cases That Test Your Skills

Cases That Test Your Skills

After the ‘pink clouds,’ he sees red

Mr. T receives lamotrigine for longstanding mood swings, hypomania, irritability, and anxiety. Two weeks later, a rash covers much of his body. Is...

Cases That Test Your Skills

A young man’s affair of the heart

After several failed antipsychotic trials, clozapine resolves Mr. Z’s delusions and hallucinations, but sudden chest pain, fatigue, and shortness...

Cases That Test Your Skills

A life of drugs and ‘downtime’

Unrelenting depression and opioid addiction have destroyed Mr. B’s career and marriage. Numerous medications have not improved either condition....

Cases That Test Your Skills

Depression, medication, and ‘bad blood’

Clinicians find 2 antidepressants that reduce Mr. G’s chronic depression. Unfortunately, each medication decreases his WBCs. What would you do?

Cases That Test Your Skills

‘Killer trolls’: One older man’s battle

After controlling his bipolar disorder for 20 years, Mr. B suffers mania, paranoia, and depression late in life. What’s causing these episodes?...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Did antismoking therapy make him sick?

Mr. M has symptoms of neuroleptic malignant syndrome. For years, he has been taking antipsychotics without suffering complications. What caused...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Psychosis: Is it a medical problem?

Ms. B hears voices and is paranoid but has no other symptoms of a psychotic disorder. The challenge: narrow the differential diagnosis and...

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