Interesting Cases

MR in Psychiatry

This 14 year old male with no physical problems complained of smelling unpleasant odors for the past one year. During his psychiatric assessment he mentioned that he had compulsions in the form of tearing small pieces of paper into bits. He had thoughts of persecution, i.e. hostile thoughts about his father. Attention, concentration and memory were highly impaired. He was diagnosed with attention deficit by his previous doctor. Lack of attention had been a problem for him since he started school.

A Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Case

The psychiatric complaints of the 30 year old single woman with no background of any physical illness were as follows:

Case 5

He was a 33 year old young man. He could not tolerate the slightest criticism. He was very quick-tempered. Nervousness was one of his main complaints. In addition, he believed that everyone is hostile towards him, and he heard voices from a supernatural world.

Case 4

A woman of 70 came to the clinic claiming that she is suffering from depression due to losing her mother. During clinical examination it was established that the patient was indeed unable to enjoy life, was depressed, exhausted, unhappy and despondent.

Case 3

A 35 year old man, whose relation with people had broken down, withdrawn, inactive, who lay around lazily all day and had gained weight due to his medication, came to my private office.

Case 2

It was a day on which I was on call. A male patient arrived, around 40 years of age, with his collar open to reveal a gold chain, wearing a red silk shirt, patent leather shoes, and trousers ironed to perfection. I later found out that he was a newspaper reporter.