Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Psychiatry PEARLS

So far I am really enjoying psychiatry. The psychiatrist I'm working with is the head psychiatrist at Chicago Hope Hospital, and is frankly a much better teacher than the other doctor we had the option of working with. Word-of-mouth led me and my partners to choose accordingly.

While in between patients yesterday, he went over a few "basics."

1. If a patient who is acting crazy says otherwise, care should be taken.
2. A person claiming they feel crazy is most likely extremely anxious.
3. A person whose associates say they're crazy or psychotic is most likely actually psychotic. The patient will usually be unaware of their psychosis.

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