Chapter 1134: A Battle of Geniuses 5

"This early in the morning?" Huo Mian looked down at her watch; it was not even 8:30 AM.

"Yeah, appointments with chief physicians usually start in the afternoon, but this patient specifically asked for you. Would you like to see her?" Chen Jie asked as she awaited orders from Huo Mian, who nodded. "Why not, we shouldn't keep the patient waiting for nothing."

Ever since Huo Mian mysteriously disappeared from her office and was kidnapped, Chen Jie basically spent every consult with her, from beginning to end.

Ten minutes later, a tired-looking woman walked into the clinic. She was around 30 years old and had distinctive features, but her face was as pale as a ghost.

"Please sit." Huo Mian looked up at the woman, then back down at her medical records.

She was shocked to see that she suffered from intermittent psychosis…

Technically, she didn't treat patients with psychosis.

There were a lot of hospitals in the city that treated this illness. Huo Mian, on the other hand, usually dealt with patients with depression, mania, ADHD, or insomnia. She was a doctor who treated patients with mental illnesses, and psychosis wasn't one of them.

Psychosis patients were borderline dangerous…

According to hospital regulations, Huo Mian had the right to deny consult for this patient. However, upon seeing the woman's facial expressions, she felt bad for her and didn't have the heart to send her away.

"You're Ms. Wang, right?"

"I am." The woman nodded.

"You're suffering from intermittent psychosis? For how long?" Huo Mian asked.

"A little over three years…" The woman sounded completely normal in her replies.

"Do you have a family history of psychosis? Is anyone in your family suffering from the same disease?"

"No."

"You're the first one?"

"I am." The woman nodded.

"What are your symptoms? Can you explain them to me? For example… do you remember doing anything radical during your psychotic episodes?"

"I don't."

"Then… do you know the cause of your psychosis? Did your primary physician ever diagnose you?"

"Yeah, he said it was because of too much mental pressure."

"Where does your mental pressure come from? From work or from life?" Huo Mian asked in detail while Chen Jie jotted down important points on her notebook.

The woman paused for a second before slowly saying, "Both, I think. Ever since I was diagnosed, I quit my job and have been staying at home this entire time."

"Are you married? Do you have children?"

"I'm married… but I don't have any children."

Huo Mian nodded at her reply…

"Your physician diagnosed you with intermittent psychosis, so I suggest that you go to a psychiatric clinic instead. After all, the doctors there are more authoritative. I'm a neurology physician, but I only treat patients with mental illnesses." Huo Mian tried to persuade the patient into going elsewhere, but the latter shook her head.


"But I don't think that I'm sick, what if I was misdiagnosed? Our neighbor's kid suffered from depression, and I heard it's basically an untreatable disease, yet he's already getting better, shortly after you treated him. That's why I came to you, so you could help me."

Huo Mian looked at the woman – the way she talked and organized her thoughts seemed perfectly normal…

Huo Mian knew that patients with intermittent psychosis only suffered sudden onsets.

They never knew when it would happen, making this disease intermittent. Having intermittent psychosis was equivalent to living with a time bomb; it was extremely tricky to treat.

Huo Mian looked up at her and said, "I can help you, but… I don't know what you're like during your episodes, and since they're intermittent, I can't just wait around for you to suffer from a sudden onset, right? There must be another way…"

"I don't know what I'm like during my episodes, but my husband does, you can hear it from him. Here's a video of him explaining everything, take a look at it, and you might be able to understand my situation…" the woman said as she took out her phone.

Chen Jie looked at the patient vigilantly, afraid that she would take something dangerous out of her purse.

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