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Changed and unchanged mental symptoms in prescribing

8. Are you sure the symptoms you took are symptoms of the disease?  If the patient is generally angry, this is a point you can use in differential diagnosis, but if that is not something that has changed, it is not part of the disease totality – don’t use it in your initial set of prescribing symptoms.  (vide Aphorism 6).

Dr. Marco Colla asked me to explain this point from my previous post in greater depth.

Before I begin, please make sure you’re sitting comfortably with a copy of the Organon on your lap, laptop, tablet (wax or digital) – and READ APHORISM 6!  Continue reading