Cases That Test Your Skills

Cases That Test Your Skills

When a mother’s love hurts

Ms. J’s life revolves around caring for her sickly 4-year-old daughter. A hospital videotape, however, exposes the mother’s impulsive, abusive...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Psychosis or ‘cultural paranoia?’

Mr. A and Mr. B are treated for depression with psychotic features after exhibiting apparent delusional behaviors. Their cases illustrate how...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Clozapine therapy: Timing is everything

After numerous failed, trials Ms. G’s schizophrenia responds only to clozapine. Her white blood cell count slips dangerously low, but stopping the...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Getting patients to talk about priapism

Mr. Q, a college sophomore, stops taking his anxiolytic after experiencing a 4-hour erection. The problem: He’s too embarrassed to tell his...

Cases That Test Your Skills

The search for the hidden depressant

A teenager with longstanding ADHD and schizoaffective disorder lapses quickly into a deep depression with manic and suicidal features. Her doctors...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Steroid abuse: a ‘hidden’ health hazard

Excessive anabolic steroid use has been a hard habit to break for Mr. A, despite resultant legal, physical, and mental problems. Keeping such...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Steroid abuse: a ‘hidden’ health hazard

Excessive anabolic steroid use has been a hard habit to break for Mr. A, despite resultant legal, physical, and mental problems. Keeping such...

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