Personality Disorders

Cases That Test Your Skills

Deaf and self-signing

Deaf since birth, Mrs. H, age 47, is withdrawn and says she is 18 months pregnant. She signs to herself; an interpreter says she uses...

Cases That Test Your Skills

Bipolar disorder or something else?

Ms. S, age 31, is found intoxicated with empty pill bottles in her purse. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 12, but has no history of...


Working with other disciplines

Hamid R. Tavakoli, MD, talks about how to clarify discussions of altered mental status with clinicians from other disciplines.

Cases That Test Your Skills

Stalked by a ‘patient’

For 20 months, Ms. I has been calling and sending threatening letters to a psychiatric resident whom she falsely believes is her physician. How...