Fillers A patient who changed my practice

Never say, “never” again

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7336.529 (Published 02 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:529
  1. B Sadananda Naik, physician
  1. Alva's Health Centre, Moodbidri, India

    In the early part my medical career I was full of the enthusiasm and overwhelming confidence about my clinical skill that one generally finds in a novice. A 19 year old college student was admitted with complaints of not talking and giddiness. The history included an emotional upset, as she had quarrelled with her mother before the onset of the symptoms.

    When I examined her, she was conscious but kept her eyes tightly …

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