Psychiatry Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 64-Year-Old Man With Throat Swelling A 64-year-old man is admitted with throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, and drooling. Are you able to make the correct diagnosis?
  • A 9-Year-Old Boy Exhibiting Violent Behavior A 9-year-old boy presents due to suicidal and homicidal actions exhibited for the past couple of weeks. This included self-harm and assaulting others for no apparent reason. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 39-Year-Old Woman With Facial Twitches A 39-year-old woman presents with a rash, fever, and facial twitches with tongue extrusions. Are you able to make this challenging diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is characterized by periods of depression and mania. Are you familiar with key aspects of this challenging condition? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • A 20-Year-Old Man With Anxiety: USMLE Question A 20-year-old man presents with anxiety that is causing him to avoid certain locations. Can you identify the correct diagnosis?
  • Triptans and SSRIs: Is Serotonin Syndrome Really a Risk? While the FDA--and EHRs--warn against the combination of triptans and SSRIs, is serotonin syndrome really a risk with use of this combination?
  • A 42-Year-Old Woman With Fatigue: USMLE Question A 42-year-old woman with fatigue and weight gain over the past month has a history of depression. What's most likely causing her symptoms now?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Illness Anxiety Disorder (Hypochondriasis) Illness anxiety disorder, formerly hypochondriasis, is a difficult disorder to treat in a general medical setting. Do you know the key aspects to consider? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Neurocognitive Decline and Motor Regression in a 34-Year-Old Woman A 34-year-old woman has a 4-year history of psychotic behavior and neurocognitive decline. She has also demonstrated progressive motor regression and loss of speech. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 15-Year-Old Girl With Palpitations: USMLE Question A 15-year-old with type 1 diabetes mellitus and hypothyroidism presents after an episode of shaking and palpitations. What is causing her symptoms?
  • Would You Recognize Acute Delirium? An older woman presents with acute onset of mental status changes. Is it delirium, depression, dementia, or a mix?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Probiotics Although much remains under investigation about probiotics, are you aware of their current uses, from common gastrointestinal disorders to other conditions? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • A 12-Year-Old Boy With Repetitive Motions: USMLE Question A 12-year-old boy presents with repetitive motions such as blinking or tilting his head. What finding is commonly associated with his condition?
  • A 37-Year-Old Woman With Palpitations and Near Syncope A 37-year-old woman with a history of anxiety disorder presents with a 'panic attack.' She describes palpitations, racing heart rate, severe dyspnea, and lightheadedness. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 22-Year-Old Traveler With Altered Mental Status A 22-year-old man with no significant medical history is transferred from the airport in a semiconscious state after returning from a 3-week vacation. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Caffeine Toxicity Because caffeine overdoses are relatively common, physicians and other medical personnel must be aware of caffeine toxicity. Do you know these key elements of presentation, workup, and treatment?
  • An 18-Year-Old Woman With Scabs on Her Arms An 18-year-old woman with a history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder presents with multiple scabs on her arms. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Iron Deficiency Anemia Iron deficiency anemia occurs when stores of iron are too low to support normal red blood cell production. Are you familiar with this condition? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Depression-Related Conditions Depression is associated with numerous medical conditions, both psychiatric and physical. Test your knowledge of depression screening and key aspects of depression-related conditions with this quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Nicotine Addiction and Cessation Nicotine addiction is the second-leading cause of death worldwide and the leading cause of preventable death. As 'New Year's resolution' season approaches, test your knowledge with this quick quiz.