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A 12-year-old male is brought to the clinic accompanied by his father who states that for the past 4 months he has been randomly flailing his arm during class and calling out in the middle of the teacher’s lectures. He has been sent to the principal’s office twice in the past month for his disruptions. His father states that this is very out of character for him. In the clinic, the patient has intermittent movements of his right arm, where he raises his arm above his head and then slaps it down on his leg. Additionally, during the exam, he blurts out words that do not make contextual sense in the conversation. Two months later, the patient follows up with his father who states that all of the abnormal movements and vocalizations have resolved. What is the most likely diagnosis?
Which of the following medications is the most effective in the management of PTSD-associated nightmares?
A 31-year-old male comes to the clinic for evaluation of recurrent nightmares after returning from a tour of duty with the military two months ago. He is unable to concentrate on his new desk job and flinches every time he hears a door close. While once an avid bowler, he no longer goes to the bowling alley because the sounds of the pins falling remind him of bomb explosions. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 32-year-old man with a past medical history of major depressive disorder is brought to the emergency department by his roommate who states that a few days ago the patient stopped taking his medications. Vital signs were within normal limits. On examination, the patient was non-verbal except for occasionally repeating words spoken by the examiner. He would not follow commands. When his arms were positioned off the bed they remained there for several minutes. CT head and CTA of the head and neck were normal. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in treatment?
A 23-year-old female with a past medical history of depression presents with right arm paralysis that started after she found out her boyfriend died from a motor vehicle accident. Her physical exam shows no effort during muscle strength testing and positive withdrawal when a noxious stimulus is applied. The rest of the neurological examination, including reflexes, was normal. MRI of the brain and cervical spine were unremarkable. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
Which of the following is not a risk factor for suicide?
A 25-year-old woman with no significant medical history comes to the clinic for a routine physical exam. During the interview, she states that she is in a relationship with a famous singer for the last three months. She says his song lyrics are about her and his social media contains hidden messages that only she understands. The singer recently filed for a restraining order, but the patient says that’s “just for show.” She works at a local coffee shop and just recently got a promotion to manager. She denies any drug or alcohol use and takes no medications. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 17-year-old female with a past medical history of anxiety, depression, and irritable bowel syndrome presents to the emergency room after a transient clinical episode. Her mother states that they were eating dinner when her daughter dropped to the floor and began having generalized shaking movements of her arms and her legs. She was unresponsive during the event and her eyes were closed. The event lasted approximately 30 seconds and there was no post-ictal confusion. In the emergency room, the patient has another event, where pelvic thrusting and asynchronous movements were appreciated for 2 minutes before resolution. The patient stated that she remembered having no control of her body during the event in question. Based on the most likely diagnosis, which of the following is the most appropriate treatment?
A 48-year-old man with a 20-year history of HIV stable on HAART therapy presents to your clinic accompanied by his partner who states that the patient has had mounting difficulties over the last 3 years. Most recently he has been unable to effectively manage finances, cook for himself, or arrange appointments. What is the best diagnosis at this time?
A 24-year-old female with a past medical history of major depressive disorder with her last major depressive episode 6 months ago is brought to the emergency room by her boyfriend because of unusual behavior. For the past 4 weeks, the patient has had bizarre delusions, auditory hallucinations, and disorganized speech. She believes that her boyfriend is having a sexual relationship with a character from one of the early morning soap operas on television. Outside of her psychiatric symptoms, her neurologic examination is normal. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 32-year-old man with a past medical history significant for major depressive disorder is brought to the emergency department after he was found by his roommate attempting suicide by hanging. His roommate states that he has been noncompliant with his medications and had been going through a depressive episode before his suicide attempt. After 6 weeks of trying several different antidepressants while on the inpatient psychiatric service, his major depression symptoms have not improved. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in treatment?
Huntington’s disease is most commonly associated with which of the following?
Which of the following medications used in the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can worsen comorbid Tourette syndrome if present?
A 21-year-old man is brought into the clinic by his roommate due to bizarre behavior. For the last 10 months, the patient has been intermittently skipping classes and trying to soundproof his dorm room because he believes the government is watching him. His roommate says that on two separate occasions he caught the patient talking to himself under the bed covers. The neurological exam is normal but the patient refuses to make eye contact and his speech is pressured and tangential. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A 65-year-old man with a history of severe depression is bought to the clinic by his wife after losing 15 pounds in the last month. The patient states that he believes that his stomach and intestines have been removed and that he died several weeks ago. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?