Ah, Maria Yang
We have forwarded you to her posts before. Here we go again. Maria has an uncanny ability to share with us the nuts and bolts of being an Inpatient Psychiatrist. In this post, she recounts one of many apparently interchangeable crazy nights when she had to deal simultaneously with a BIG MAN who believed that the only way to get attention is to make a lot of noise and to create a lot of trouble, and a PATIENT who somewhere along the line had learned to be very, well, patient.
Bottom Line. I have a question. As you listen to the BANG BANG BANG being tattooed out by the hands of the BIG MAN, ponder for a moment how physicians don’t go crazy themselves practicing in this kind of environment.