Cases That Test Your Skills

Cases That Test Your Skills

Angry, inattentive, and sidelined

Y, age 16, is irritable, depressed, and has trouble concentrating. His grandfather recently died and he cannot play sports because of a history of...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Weakness and facial droop: Is it a stroke?

Ms. G, age 59, experiences sudden left-sided weakness and facial droop, but a medical workup does not reveal an organic cause. What could be...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Obsessed with Facebook

Mr. M, age 22, presents with paranoia and heightened agitation. He states that friends and family are talking about him ‘in analogies’ on Facebook...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Pregnant and catatonic

Mrs. K, age 42 and 31 weeks pregnant, presents with progressive mutism and psychomotor retardation. How would you treat her?

Cases That Test Your Skills

A teen who is wasting away

Cassandra, age 17, presents with weakness and muscle wasting, but medical workup is negative for any illness. Her father wants you to order more...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Psychotic and sexually deviant

During evaluation for psychotic symptoms, Mr. P, age 21, reveals that he has been viewing child pornography for 2 years, but has not acted on his...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Sleepless and paranoid

Mr. Q, age 44, presents with disorientation, paranoid delusions, and auditory and visual hallucinations that began after his sleep started to...

Cases That Test Your Skills

A taste for the unusual

Ms. O, age 48, has been vomiting for 3 days. She has a history of eating cardboard and pencils, but the urge became uncontrollable since gastric...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Bipolar disorder or something else?

Ms. S, age 31, is found intoxicated with empty pill bottles in her purse. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 12, but has no history of...

Pages