By Eugene C. Toy
The nearest a pupil can get to the wards with no seeing sufferers! Designed to educate via scientific instances, this article bargains 60 of the most typical medical difficulties in psychiatry in addition to case dialogue questions, medical pearls, keywords and ideas, and USMLE-style questions and solutions to augment studying. this can be an exceptional research consultant for the psychiatry shelf examination and the USMLE Step 2.
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There is no need to hospitalize all patients with major depression, but it may be lifesaving to do so if suicidal ideation with intent and plan are present. How Can You Confirm the Diagnosis? In the previous scenario, the 24-year-old woman is likely to have bipolar disorder— manic phase. Confirmation can be achieved by obtaining an additional history of manic or depressive episodes from the patient and/or from family members and friends who have observed her behavior over a period of time. Further information about the presence of other symptoms common in mania can also be helpful, as is ruling out any general medical conditions or substance abuse problems.
B. C. D. 12] A 39-year-old man commits suicide by taking an overdose of amitriptyline tablets. He is rushed to the emergency room where resuscitation is attempted but fails. Which of the following is most likely to be noted during the attempted resuscitation or the autopsy? A. B. C. D. E. 16]). A. B. C. D. E. F. 13] A 25-year-old man with bipolar disorder took too many pills, had two seizures, and is now in a coma. 14] A 38-year-old schizophrenic woman feels restless and cannot sit still; her physician states that this behavior is due to her medication.