Somatic Disorders

Cases That Test Your Skills

Sick, or faking it?

Mr. W, age 53, presents to the ED with severe chest pain. The ED physician recognizes Mr. W from previous visits, suspects he is feigning symptoms...

MD IQ

Cases That Test Your Skills

‘Self-anesthetizing’ to cope with grief

Mr. M, age 51, stops eating and develops delusions after his wife dies. He has been using increasing amounts of Cannabis and nitrous oxide...

Out Of The Pipeline

Deutetrabenazine for tardive dyskinesia

Compared with first-generation antipsychotics, second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) have a lower risk for extrapyramidal symptoms. Yet tardive...

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Managing patients who are somatizing

Alexander Thompson, MD, MBA, MPH, discusses the importance of developing a therapeutic relationship with a somatizing patient, which can improve...

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