Some diagnoses have similar symptoms, and thus, one symptom can’t justify a diagnosis. A symptom must be contextualized to its pattern for accurate diagnosis and better treatment.
Diagnosing from one symptom is a key contributor to psychiatric misdiagnosis. Examples of the perils of this bad practice abound, but two simple questions can stop this habit.
Some people are driven to rage by noises; others get nasty under nutritional deficits. Learn to recognize if this is your patient and how to address these unique encounters.
Histrionic Personality and Conversion Disorder are puzzling enough independently. What happens when they occur together, and how can it treated?
The emotional turmoil inherent in Histrionic Personality Disorder makes it a candidate for mysterious medical symptoms like Nancy’s.
Histrionic Personality Disorder may conjure images of theatrical seduction and glamour. However, it’s a façade for the wounds of an ugly past, and a thin veil for what lurks below.
Socially-disengaged, emotionally-detached, hard to understand. Sounds a lot like Autism. Or does it? Learn to see through the Autism camouflage of Schizoid Personality Disorder.
Cyclothymia is a perpetual see-saw of scattered moods wearing away at 1% of the population, but do you know this Bipolar-spectrum illness when you see it?
Some people feel compelled to regularly manufacture serious illnesses in themselves or others. What’s behind this deception, and how can we tell fact from fiction?
Social Anxiety is misconstrued as being “antisocial,” but the two couldn’t be further apart. Socially-anxious people want to interact, but lead a hidden, and often depressed, life.