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Fillers A memorable patient

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BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 16 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1169
  1. Chittaranjan Andrade, additional professor, department of psychopharmacology
  1. National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

    He was a 45 year old unemployed man living in a lower middle class joint family home in an urban area. He was referred for psychiatric evaluation by a private practitioner because he was depressed and irritable, he complained of sleep disturbance, and he described a constant clicking sound arising from the middle of his head. The last mentioned symptom evoked much interest, and I, the then junior resident in the unit, was instructed to present …

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