Being Frank

McSherry, James
January 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/25/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 2, p258
Academic Journal
Presents a story told by a doctor about one of his patients. How the patient was always complaining about chest pain but had no cardiac problems; The doctor's diagnosis of anxiety; Evidence that the patient, who had immigrated from Europe, was sad and lonely; How, after urging from the doctor, the patient began socializing with other people; Discontinuation of the office visits by the patient after he became busy with friends and activities.


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