Psychiatric Annals

Case Challenges 

A 60-year-old Woman with Avoidant Personality Disorder

Nahla Mahgoub, MD; Asghar Hossain, MD, DFAPA

Abstract

Editor’s Note: This monthly presentation describes a case of a psychiatric disorder, discusses past treatment attempts, offers options for continuing treatment, and explains the reasons the solution was selected. Submissions of interesting psychiatric case reports are welcomed. Please e-mail Mary E. Archer, ELS, Executive Editor, at marcher@slackinc.com for further information.

PATIENT HISTORY
Mrs. B is a 60-year-old woman who was referred for psychiatric evaluation by her primary care physician. The patient is a native of Russia and immigrated to the United States at age 3 with her parents and younger brother. She is unemployed, divorced, and mother of two sons.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Nahla Mahgoub, MD, is geriatric psychiatry fellow, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY. Asghar Hossain, MD, DFAPA, is chief, Geriatric Psychiatry, Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, NJ; associate professor of psychiatry, Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica; and assistant professor of psychiatry, St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada.

Abstract

Editor’s Note: This monthly presentation describes a case of a psychiatric disorder, discusses past treatment attempts, offers options for continuing treatment, and explains the reasons the solution was selected. Submissions of interesting psychiatric case reports are welcomed. Please e-mail Mary E. Archer, ELS, Executive Editor, at marcher@slackinc.com for further information.

PATIENT HISTORY
Mrs. B is a 60-year-old woman who was referred for psychiatric evaluation by her primary care physician. The patient is a native of Russia and immigrated to the United States at age 3 with her parents and younger brother. She is unemployed, divorced, and mother of two sons.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Nahla Mahgoub, MD, is geriatric psychiatry fellow, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY. Asghar Hossain, MD, DFAPA, is chief, Geriatric Psychiatry, Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, NJ; associate professor of psychiatry, Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica; and assistant professor of psychiatry, St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada.

Editor’s Note: This monthly presentation describes a case of a psychiatric disorder, discusses past treatment attempts, offers options for continuing treatment, and explains the reasons the solution was selected. Submissions of interesting psychiatric case reports are welcomed. Please e-mail Mary E. Archer, ELS, Executive Editor, at marcher@slackinc.com for further information.

PATIENT HISTORY
Mrs. B is a 60-year-old woman who was referred for psychiatric evaluation by her primary care physician. The patient is a native of Russia and immigrated to the United States at age 3 with her parents and younger brother. She is unemployed, divorced, and mother of two sons.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Nahla Mahgoub, MD, is geriatric psychiatry fellow, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY. Asghar Hossain, MD, DFAPA, is chief, Geriatric Psychiatry, Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, NJ; associate professor of psychiatry, Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica; and assistant professor of psychiatry, St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada.

10.3928/00485713-20070101-09

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