schizophrenic pt.

Discussion in 'USMLE STEP 2 CS' started by Torch., Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Torch.

    Torch. Guest

    what ?s to ask a schizophrenic pt? can v get this case in the step 2 cs?
  2. New.

    New. Guest

    First aid does deal with schizophenia case....ask about all symptoms..will have auditory hallucinations..esp...check for suicidal/homicidal tendencies...if aleady on medication c for compliance..check on quality of life..rule out substance abuse induced psychosis.. trigerring event if any... family history of mental illness.. family and friends support obtained or not..

    basiically ur D/D will be

    scizophrenia
    schizotphreniform disorder
    substance induced psychosis
    breaf psychotic disorder
    depression with psychotic features..

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