DSM-IV-TR Casebook Diagnosis of "Bad Voices"
Carmen Galvez is an attractive, divorced, 25-year-old
Dominican mother of two children. A redhead with a pouty and seductive
demeanor, Ms. Galvez was referred to the psychiatric emergency room
by a psychiatrist who was treating her in an anxiety disorders clinic.
After telling her doctor that she heard voices telling her to kill
herself, and then assuring him that she would not act on the voices,
Ms. Galvez skipped her next appointment. Her doctor called her to
say that if she did not voluntarily come to the emergency room for
an evaluation, he would send the police for her.