The Difficult Patient: Practical Tips

The Difficult Patient: Practical Tips

CREDITS By Dr Melane van Zyl 5 Common types of difficult patients■ The Karen■ The manipulator/ secondary gain■ The skeptic/ non-compliant patient■ The Borderline/ Personality Disordered patient■ The truly sick patient The Karen (privileged rude woman) The Manipulator...
The Brain and Panic Attacks

The Brain and Panic Attacks

1. WHAT IS A PANIC ATTACK A spontaneous, discreet episode of intense fear that begins abruptly and last for several minutes to an hour. Many different symptoms in the body can occur including: Palpitations, chest pain Difficulty in breathing, hyperventilation Sweating...
Does your psychiatrist know what you are thinking?

Does your psychiatrist know what you are thinking?

Patients and other medical professionals often seem to overestimate what psychiatrists can know about their patients’ thoughts. Psychiatrists are trained professionals skilled in understanding and analyzing human behaviour, emotions, and thoughts. However, they do not...