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Challenging Cases

Ethics case quiz: A patient's inconsistent decisions regarding treatment are cause for concern. What to do?

Psychiatrists increasingly recognize that not all treatments for depression are created equal—but in this case, an entirely different diagnosis came to light.

The reported severity of the complaints in this patient appears grossly out of proportion given gathered information and clinical observations. What's your diagnosis?

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A reminder that success in life requires paying attention to the basics, starting with showing up and hanging in there.

Renal failure is not an uncommon disorder either in the general public or in patients with psychiatric disorders, but accompanying depression, anxiety, and loss must be attended to during such an illness.

Lack of empathy is a commonly known feature of narcissistic personality disorder. Romantic relationships are typically shallow and difficult for to maintain. What are some other features of NPD? More in this case presentation.

While opioid dependence is among the most severe and lethal of addictions, it also has the most effective medication treatments. The authors provide 2 case vignettes and a step-by-step process for clinical decision making.

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