Canadian Medical Association Journal, "Psych Consult"

“The introductions were frosty, but I push through, inviting her to tell me why she is here. In detail she describes her frustration with a different hospital, where, for a year, she had been receiving treatment for her abdominal pain. She has seen gastroenterologists, gynecologists, and urologists and had blood tests, ultrasounds, CTs, and MRIs but no luck, no cure. “They could not help me there. That’s why I came here.” She pauses as her face screws up in pain and she clutches her belly harder. “I met with my new gastroenterologist yesterday. I like him. I know he can help me...”


Nick Courage