The patient has OCD, main obsession: contamination.
Our appointment is now online, like all others.
I worry about her obsessions getting out of hand, her meds already maximized.
“How are you?”
“I’m alright. This is how I’ve been all my life. People are catching up to me.”
No medication adjustments today, just take as prescribed.
Erick Messias, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., is a professor of psychiatry and the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Medicine at UAMS.