A patient who has low self esteem, who was always yelled at as a child and gets very anxious when talking to others just got a job as a telemarketer.
A patient who tells me they can't afford to buy medication even for just 4 dollars always has a cell phone and smokes 2 packs of cigarettes a day.
A patient who has social anxiety and panic disorder who tells me they stay in their bedroom all the time at home and go nowhere except to come to my appointment can manage going somewhere to score some pot.
A patient who dropped out of school in the ninth grade and gets angry with everyone especially when it is a job where a boss tells them what to do wants a job where he makes all the decisions.
A patient with 15 piercings states that he is afraid of needles and has a low pain tolerance.
A patient who is disabled due to low back pain currently has a 3 handicap in golf.