Monthly Archives: December 2014

Violent/Aggressive Patient – Australian Review 2011

1 In certain patient populations (e.g., intoxicated patients, psychiatric patients, patients with a history of violent behaviour): Anticipate possible violent or aggressive behaviour. Recognize warning signs of violent/aggressive behaviour. Have a plan of action before assessing the patient (e.g., stay

Posted in 98 Violent Pt, 99 Priority Topics, FM 99 priority topics, Psych

Stress – UpToDate

1 In a patient presenting with a symptom that could be attributed to stress (e.g., headache, fatigue, pain) consider and ask about stress as a cause or contributing factor. Acute Stress Physical Response Emotional Response  ↑ACTH, epi + norepi, glucocorticoids

Posted in 87 Stress, 99 Priority Topics, FM 99 priority topics, Psych

Somatization – AAFP2007

Somatization Definition: Patients with somatization disorder experience their emotional distress or difficult life situation through physical symptoms, where no physiologic explanation can be found A syndrome of physical symptoms that are distressing (cause impairment in functioning) and may not be

Posted in 86 Somatization, 99 Priority Topics, FM 99 priority topics, Psych

Sex – SOGC 2013

1 In patients, specifically pregnant women, adolescents, and perimenopausal women: a) Inquire about sexuality (e.g., normal sexuality, safe sex, contraception, sexual orientation, and sexual dysfunction). b) Counsel the patient on sexuality (e.g., normal sexuality, safe sex, contraception, sexual orientation, and

Posted in 82 Sex, 99 Priority Topics, FM 99 priority topics, Gyne

Schizophrenia – CJP

1 In adolescents presenting with problem behaviours, consider schizophrenia in the differential diagnosis. Differential Diagnosis of Psychosis – GASPP General medical condition: head tumor/trauma, dementia/delirium, metabolic/infection/stroke, temporal lobe epilepsy Affective disorders: bipolar / depression with psychotic features Substance induced: intoxication/withdrawal,

Posted in 80 Schizophrenia, 99 Priority Topics, FM 99 priority topics, Psych

Rape/Sexual Assault – TN2014

General Approach: ABCs, treat acute, serious injuries Ensure pt is not left alone & provide ongoing emotional support Set aside adequate time for exam (~1.5hr) Obtain consent for medical exam & Tx, collection of evidence, disclosure to police (notify police

Posted in 78 Rape / Sexual Assault, 99 Priority Topics, FM 99 priority topics, Gyne

Mental Competency – AAFP 2001

1 In a patient with subtle symptoms or signs of cognitive decline (e.g., family concerns, medication errors, repetitive questions, decline in personal hygiene), Initiate assessment of mental competency, including use of a standardized tool, Refer for further assessment when necessary.

Posted in 64 Mental Competency, 99 Priority Topics, FM 99 priority topics, Psych
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