Recently, Edward, one of my teenaged patients, came to see me at the
dermatology clinic. I had known him for years and enjoyed his wonderful sense
of humor. As part of our clinic routine, Edward was first seen by a resident,
whose job it is to present the case to me. The resident told me that Edward's
skin condition was gradually improving, but she had a feeling that Edward
was "depressed." We entered the examination room, where Edward sat with his
father. I asked him how he was feeling, and he replied that he was fine. We
talked some about school, then about how often he was applying his medications.
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