n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - The heartsink patient : editor's comment

Volume 23, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL July 2005 Vol.23 No.7 CME 321 'Doctor, I've got a headache.' I don't know about you, but that certainly used to be one of my heartsink openers. But headaches are ubiquitous. We all get them and they are one of the most common presenting symptoms in any general practice - across cultures, gender and the world. The patient population I worked with in Labrador seemed to have an unusually high incidence of anxiety and psychosomatic illness - to be blunt, there were a lot of people with very fat folders and not a lot wrong with them. Arriving ..

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