Location: You are an FY1 in General Practice
Patient: Miss Ruth Jones is a 19 year old university student. Appointment was made by her mother who wants her to talk to a doctor about her eating habits.
Note to actor: Try to restrain yourself from volunteering too 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 aren’t thrilled to see the GP but you need do this to get your mum off your back.
Body image perception
Past psychiatric history