The patient, whom I’ll call “P”, came into my office with their partner. P had been diagnosed as Obsessive-Compulsive, and had been prescribed medication.
They had come to see me because their instincts were nagging them, something along the lines of “this isn’t quite right. Something’s ‘off’ about this whole thing”.
I received their initial questionnaires long before meeting them in person. The questionnaires told me almost all I needed to know.
They were SO Aspergian that it wasn’t even funny.
My first meeting with them clinched it.
P and their partner arrived, and when greeting someone in my office, especially for the first time, I try to “break the ice” by noticing their clothing and making a nice comment about it.
P was wearing a jacket with the logo of our popular home sports team.
“Oooh, the ‘Victors’ (not the actual team name)! I obviously like your jacket.” (Insert…
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