Psychiatry

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by recurrent, intrusive, undesired thoughts (known as obsessions) and/or uncontrollable repetitive acts (known as compulsions). Obsessions and compulsions are time-consuming (> 1 hour in a day), and cause...

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Avoid poor rapport

People can sense when you're in a rush or focusing too much on an electronic health record (EHR). We must appreciate the importance of bedside manner and establishing trust with patients. Compassion is often more effective than a quick Z-pack. Based on personal...

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Pen the Doctor Borrowed (PTDB)

Pen the Doctor Borrowed (PTDB) is a condition that occurs when a student loans their pen to a preceptor and never sees it returned. Common symptoms include anxiety, diaphoresis, and decreased funds due to new pen purchases. PTDB affects millions of students every day....

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