Location: You are an F1 junior doctor in General Practice
Patient: Patient has presented to general practice with problems leaving the house
– Take a history focusing on anxiety symptoms
– After 6 minutes you will be asked a series of questions by the examiner.
– Answer any questions that the patient may have
Note to actor: Try to restrain yourself from volunteering to much information – you may do so when prompted (that is, by a specific question, not a general one). If a student is on the wrong line of clinical reasoning do not fuel this line of thinking, state no to the question as being ambiguous may prompt further questioning and does not allow the student to be appropriately tested. The aim of the exercise is to take a focused history; short answers are required.
You are a 21 year old student, you live with 3 other housemates.
Key details: you are anxious, keep playing with your fingers, have sweaty hands.