Wednesday, May 1, 2013

No wonder

Board study and came across this gem.

A medical student is concerned with his academic performance, worrying about upcoming exams all day long. His worry is so intense that it interferes with activities, including studying. Outside of school, he worries whether his friends really like him and if he dresses well enough. He is concerned about how his school performance will affect his future and fears that he may never be able to get a residency. He is irritable, has difficulty sleeping, and his energy level is lower than usual. He reports that his symptoms have progressively worsened 23 months ago. What is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Situational anxiety
B. Generalized anxiety disorder
C. Social phobia
D. Major depressive disorder
E. Adjustment disorder

Correct answer said it was B, but they forgot the answer that says "as a medical student, that all sounds totally normal."

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