Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cheerful and upset

Yesterday while doing a psychiatry file, I kept hearing this, "The patient is cheerful and upset."  The patient had psychosis and it was also said that she was very cooperative, so I guessed may be what the dictator meant was that patient was acting cheerful although she was really upset,..but I could not find even a single reference for such a case with my under trial ammo and my time tested ammo.  Then it suddenly came like a flash...I felt like kicking was the word tearful, which was also logical, and actually this is a quite common usage in psychiatry files....

Speaking about psychiatry files, in the Impression/Assessment part, dictator sometime says DSM IV which is an acronym for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Disorders, 4th edition.  More info can be had from here.

For the past 2 days, I am getting psychiatry files, and I do not know if that is a general rule, but I find that most psychiatry dictators are good...(at least in my account) may their tribe increase......:)


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  2. Ey dhiru bhai... I think this is a good idea of you sharing your experience over the blog, some people who have similar doubts and who have the time to search online may find your blog useful "like the assurance that cheerful is infact tearful for the above mentioned case"... eventhough it is commonsense... sometimes our senses can defy us into thinking the other way... you may prove to be an inspiration and a guide to some in the field... keep up the good work...

  3. Hi Dhiraj, really nice effort here. congrats. thought you may be interested in knowing that you will be also hearing DSM-V, which is now out in draft form for review.

  4. thx bhai....okay, waiting to hear it out..(DSM-V)..:)