Brain Teaser: Can you solve this puzzle?

November 1, 2018


A patient is dysphoric when recovering from anesthesia.


  1. How do you diagnose dysphoria?
  2. What do you need to differentiate dysphoria from?
  3. How would you treat dysphoria?

Check your answer on the next page.


  1. Patient has received an opioid; agitation, vocalization, panting, hyperthermia, non-responsiveness to human contact.
  2. Pain; fear, anxiety and stress (FAS).
  3. Reverse the opioid (naloxone, butorphanol); give a tranquilizer or sedative; give some TLC.

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