A 23-year-old man is brought to the physician by his mother because he has heard a voice over the p

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  1. samuel

    samuel New Member

    A 23-year-old man is brought to the physician by his mother because he has heard
    a voice over the past month telling him to hurt himself. His mother says that her
    son has no friends and is a lifelong loner; since graduating from high school, he
    has been unable to hold a job. He admits to smoking marijuana occasionally and
    drinking six beers weekly. Examination shows a poorly groomed man with poor
    eye contact. He has a flat affect and limited facial expression. He says he has no
    intention of harming himself or others. Which of the following is the most
    appropriate next step in management?

    A) Schedule a follow-up visit in 4 weeks

    B) Prescribe oral risperidone and schedule a follow-up visit in 2 weeks

    C) Admit him to the partial hospital program and prescribe oral lithium carbonate

    D) Admit him to the psychiatric unit for detoxification

    E) Admit him to the psychiatric unit and prescribe oral imipramine

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