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A 38-year-old woman presents at your clinic one month after her father died. She relates that they were not very close, as her parents had divorced when she was in college. However, she is concerned that she occasionally imagines her father calling her on the telephone. When asked for details, she denies hearing the phone ring, and she hasnít picked up the telephone during these episodes. Which is the likely diagnosis?
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B. Normal bereavement
C. Normal depression
D. Pathologic grief
E. Pathologic bereavement
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opotion B.... nt sure though!
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opotion B.... nt sure though!
yeah id go with b
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b) it is normal up to 6 months
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b) Normal Bereavement
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The correct answer is B.
This patient has illusions, not auditory hallucinations. Part of the differentiation lies in the fact that she denies actually hearing the phone ring. Since she is within the 2-month period, her symptoms are part of normal bereavement
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