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On a mission

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by lucas8998, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. lucas8998

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    Hi,
    Could you tell me of what type(s) of person a psychiatrist would ask a patient (in A & E/E.R. because of difficult, including suicidal, thoughts) the question 'Do you ever feel like you are on a mission?'?
    Thanks.
     
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  3. dianamd

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    psychotic (eg schizophrenic) or manic patient. eg, the person may feel like he is on a mission from God, or that he alone can save the world, his family, etc.

    These can be psychotic (eg I am on a mission from God to save earth from Satan, who is coming here next week) or manic/grandiose (eg, I am so good with people that I am on a mission to become an amazing psychiatrist that can cure many patients.)
     
  4. kugel

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    I like that question so much that I'm going to start including it as part of my psychiatric Review of Systems - esp with patients who DON'T seem to have a psychotic disorder . It could pick up a number of things that are otherwise hidden/controlled.
     
  5. michaelrack

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    Not everyone who is on a Mission from God is psychotic.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080455/quotes
     
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    #6 OldPsychDoc, Jan 4, 2009
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  8. kugel

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    and some are perseverative - and redundant :rolleyes:
     

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