What is your differential diagnosis based on the information you now have?
What other questions would you like to ask her now? (Questions can be asked of patient first, and then of reliable historian separately.)
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The physician should pay close attention to the patient behavior, as well as the patient's functional status.
The following questions should be considered (Ham RJ, 1997):...