Osler, the father of American medicine, stated: " If you listen long enough, the
patient will give you the diagnosis." We need to always retain our roots in
old-fashioned, traditional medicine.
Assessment is performed by:
We therefore need to recognize the patient's unique situations and examine them in a relevant manner. In psychiatry, much of this assessment is performed by a thorough examination. Many screening protocols exist, but these are rough screening tools and require follow-up individualized assessment.