ARE YOU REALLY SUFFERING FROM A DISEASE OR IS IT ALL IN YOUR MIND?Created by:
Frequently in my professional career, I have to face some patients that are healthy and don't have any symptom of any disease. Still, they undergo plenty of diagnostic tests for their mental satisfaction. One of my patient who had chronic habit of tobacco chewing feared suffered from a localized gum swelling and he feared that it might be cancer. Even after repetitive attempts to explain him the scenario, he wasn't satisfied and urged for repetitive tests and medicines. I have also experienced this with many of the geriatric patients. In the multi speciality hospital, the elderly came to the GPs and urged and forced them to give medicines. Many of my colleagues say that unless they don't prescribe any medicine, some people are not satisfied. Do you also face a similar situation in your practice? If yes, please share your experience.