DSM-IV-TR Casebook Diagnosis of "Burt Tate"
The patient is a 42-year-old white male who was
brought to the emergency room by the police. He was involved in
an argument and fight at the diner where he is employed. When the
police arrived and began to question the patient, he gave his name
as Burt Tate, but had no identification. Burt had drifted into town
several weeks earlier and begun working as a short-order cook at
the diner. He could not recall where he had worked or lived before
his arrival in this town. There were no charges against him, but
the police convinced him to come to the emergency room for an examination.