Questioning Illogical Feelings Thoughts and Behaviors

Patients often have irrational thoughts about their illness and the care that they will receive. They may also misunderstand the physician's efforts to communicate. For example, a patient may think that nothing can be done to ameliorate his physical complaints, or that a prescribed medication may make him sick; another may think that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) will cure her, or that MRI may give her cancer. These types of irrational thoughts should be explored and the reality clarified. If done tactfully, this usually reduces anxiety in most patients. If a patient is frankly delusional, it is not useful to confront a patient's fixed belief. It is better to accept the patient's viewpoint while asking the patient's permission to have a different viewpoint.

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