The Rational Clinical Examination
David L. Simel, Drummond Rennie
John W. Williams Jr, Polly Hitchcock Noël, Jeffrey A. Cordes, Gilbert Ramirez, Michael Pignone
Clinical Scenario, Why Is This an Important Question to Answer With a Clinical Examination?, Defining Clinical Depression, How to Evaluate Patients for Clinical Depression, Criterion Standard Diagnosis, Methods, Results, Clinical ScenarioResolution, References
depressive disorders, major depressive disorder
"Mr P is a 52-year-old small-business owner with a 5-year history
of controlled hypertension, for which he takes a thiazide diuretic.
Otherwise, he is in good health. He presents for routine follow-up
and notes a 1-month history of mild to moderate bitemporal headaches
and feeling fatigued. The headaches occur about twice a week and
are relieved by acetaminophen. He denies chest pain or dyspnea on
exertion. He notes wryly that the "new economy" has
left him feeling a bit "frazzled."..."
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