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Al in the Mind

Karen has an annoying itch which is affecting her work. Ayesha takes a huge risk for a young patient. Sid struggles to help a difficult patient with anxiety.


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KNOCK AT DOOR Come in.

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-Leah King!

-Hiya.

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Gosh, last time I saw you, you were a spotty teenager.

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-Yeah, I've grown up a bit.

-I know.

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I heard you got into law school. Very impressive.

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Yeah, it will be, if I finish my degree.

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What have you done?

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One of my lecturers accidentally slammed a door on it.

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Hairline fracture of the metacarpal bone.

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Two weeks after the splint came off, it started to cramp up.

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It's been like this ever since.

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I can't dress myself, can't type properly.

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I'm behind in my coursework.

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-Ow!

-Sorry.

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If I can't get it sorted, I'll have to quit.

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It's freezing in here!

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Well, it's February.

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Why are you wearing such a light blouse?

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Cos they were supposed to have fixed the heating.

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Oh, look, now see what you've done.

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-What?

-You've put ideas in my head.

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I was fine, and now I'm cold.

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-Ooh!

-No! No, Karen!

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I said I was cold first!

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Yeah, but you had it yesterday.

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-Only in the afternoon.

-So?

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-I'm not well.

-Really?

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It wasn't that long ago that I collapsed.

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Oh!

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Hello!

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Hello, I have an appointment. Miller's the name.

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Miller, OK...

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Yes, you are with Dr Carmichael.

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Sorry, we are running a bit late.

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A bit?

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OK, thank you.

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Oh, now, come on, that's not fair.

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Possession, nine tenths of the law.

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VALERIE SIGHS

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Mum quit her job so that she could help me,

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but there's only so much she can do.

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It's getting us both down.

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I'm not surprised.

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You are really strong.

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It's not me. I have no control over it.

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Apparently it's something called focal dystonia.

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I've heard of it.

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The neurons in my head are misfiring for some reason.

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Makes the muscles go into spasm.

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Leah, you need to see a doctor.

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I've seen loads.

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I need advice from someone I can trust.

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So you came to see me?

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You were always really kind to me, even when I got scared.

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Well, you are the only patient I've ever sung to.

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I can't believe I made you do that.

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Neither can I.

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-You were a bit of a hero to me.

-I am no hero.

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All of my friends laughed when I said that I wanted to do law,

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but I thought, "If Eesh can become a nurse..."

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-Really?

-You have to help me.

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I don't trust anyone else.

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-I'm thinking about my list.

-What list?

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A list for Jimmi's session.

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I'm not sure I've chosen the best things.

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Well, neither am I.

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Anxiety and sleep disorder - they're quite important.

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But there's also dyslexia, obviously.

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You haven't got dyslexia.

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And then there's losing both my parents,

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not having a child, Derek - he was my first.

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That did not go well. PCT...

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That still hurts, you know. Redundancy is a horrible word.

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Do we need pens?

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Then there's the raw-food thing.

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Now, I am aware that I went too far with that.

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But you can get quite addicted when you start to believe in something.

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Got pens.

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-Are you all right?

-Oh, just, erm...

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..Rob got this new washing powder on the cheap.

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Ah, you should always use the liquid.

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-Mrs Swan?

-Finally!

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I've had genetic tests, brain scans - all normal.

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And endless blood tests. You know what I'm like with needles.

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Mm. Not only did you make me sing to you,

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I had to use anaesthetic cream so you wouldn't know what was going on.

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And you always did it.

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The specialist suggested a therapeutic trial of Botox.

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He says it could relax the muscles.

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-Sounds good.

-But what if it goes wrong?

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I've seen pictures on the internet.

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I wouldn't pay too much attention to what you see on the internet.

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It's probably not as bad as I think. Still...

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Try to flatten your fingers for me, like this.

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I can't. Part of me wishes they'd just knock me out and just do it.

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I want to forget the whole thing ever happened.

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-You sound desperate.

-I am desperate.

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But I have to make a decision, and I can't. I'm too scared.

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You shouldn't be. It's very safe.

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Really?

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Yeah. In fact, I've got some in the fridge.

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I could do it now for you, if you like.

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What?

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Yeah, it'll only take a minute.

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That's not why I came.

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Well, you might as well while you're here.

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I don't know. I should ask my mum.

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Sit down. How old are you?

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OK, we've got the results of your blood tests,

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and they've ruled out anaemia and thyroid problems.

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Oh, right. So I've waited all this time to find out what I haven't got.

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Sorry, but we had to make sure that there wasn't something else

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-going on.

-So what is it?

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Well, I'm pretty sure I was right with my first instinct.

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You're suffering from something called generalised anxiety disorder.

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Are you having a laugh?

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It is a specific, often long-term, condition.

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I don't need a doctor to tell me I'm worried.

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OK. Well, it does explain your dizziness, the stomach-aches,

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-the insomnia...

-Whatever. Just make it go away.

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OK. Well, there are a range of options for you.

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There are self-help courses, cognitive behavioural therapy,

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and mindfulness can be very effective.

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I meant drugs.

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Medication is a possibility,

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but we do need to discuss all the options.

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Yeah, you can tick all your little boxes in your own time.

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Just give me a prescription.

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Are you qualified to do this?

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No.

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But, seeing as it's you, I thought we'd make an exception.

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Ready? Can you feel that?

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No.

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-Sing to me.

-What?

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-Grand Old Duke Of York.

-No!

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Please!

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# Oh, the grand old Duke of York

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# He had 10,000 men

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# He marched them up to the top of the hill

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# And he marched them down again. #

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All done.

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Should only take a couple of minutes to work.

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How's your diet?

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Just because I'm poor doesn't mean I've got a bad diet.

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That's not what I was...

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No matter how bad things have been, my kids have always eaten well.

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Good. Do you do any exercise?

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Yeah, plenty. Walking around, looking for work.

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But if you mean do I go to some stupidly overpriced gym,

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then the answer to that question is no.

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Again, that's not what...

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-OK, how much do you drink?

-Are you saying I'm an alcoholic?

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-No, I'm...

-It's none of your business!

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OK, is there anything specific in your life

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-that is causing you anxiety?

-What are you, an idiot?

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-Mrs Swan....

-I'm sorry, but everything in my life is stressful.

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Well, then, it would probably help you to talk about it.

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No, I don't think it would.

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How could somebody like you possibly understand

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what life is like for someone like me?

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If you don't want to talk about it...

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Will you just get me some pills?!

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Why don't you try picking up the tray?

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-How does it feel?

-Erm...

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..a bit weak, but it's working.

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How did that happen?

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The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, which relaxes the muscles.

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Wow. It's amazing.

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There's only one problem.

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-Side effects?

-No.

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I didn't actually inject your wrist with anything.

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But...

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But I saw the syringe.

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MMR vaccine, out of date. I squirted it into the cotton wool.

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I never went near your wrist with anything.

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That's not possible.

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Even if I did inject you, it would

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take a lot longer than a couple of minutes to work.

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Why would you do something like that?!

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Because it's in your mind, Leah.

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Are you saying I'm mad?

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No. It's psychosomatic.

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It's not actually all that uncommon.

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You lied to me.

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Yeah. But for your own good.

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I trusted you!

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Leah! Leah!

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It will take at least a week before you start

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-feeling the benefits of that medication, so...

-Great.

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But I still think you should consider mindfulness.

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When I go to see the doctor, I don't expect to be fobbed of

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-with some hippy-dippy rubbish.

-It's not rubbish.

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Do you know how long I had to wait to see you?

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Sitting in that filthy waiting room, listening to those two morons

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babbling on about nothing, ignoring patients, wasting everyone's time.

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-I'm sorry, but if...

-Yeah, you should be.

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-Problem?

-Yeah. Who are you?

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-I'm the practice manager.

-Oh, really?

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-So, if you've got any complaints...

-Oh, yes, I've got loads.

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OK. If you take a seat in reception, I'll be right with you.

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-More waiting.

-Five minutes. Promise.

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What's up with her?

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No idea. Whatever I said, she still complained.

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OK. Leave her to me. I need you to go to the Campus.

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-The locum's running late.

-What?

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Can you just nip over there for 30 minutes?

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I've arranged cover here. And don't worry about Mrs...

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-Swan.

-I've dealt with worse.

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Don't count on it.

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Leah.

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I saw you open your hand.

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What?

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When you bent over to pick up the box I dropped,

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you leant on the bench for support.

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And when you held on to it, I saw you completely open your fingers.

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No, I didn't

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That's how I knew it was psychosomatic.

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-You're lying.

-Why would I lie?

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It's real. It has to be.

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Yeah, for you, it is real.

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That's why I had to trick you, so you'd be able to see the truth.

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You injected something in my hand.

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-No.

-You must have!

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-I didn't touch you.

-How could you do this?!

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There you go, the instructions are in the box.

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Thank you.

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Will you stop doing that?

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-Doing what?

-Scratching yourself.

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-You've been doing it all morning.

-Have I?

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Yeah, it's making me itchy.

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The more I think about it, the itchier I get.

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And the more I scratch, the worse it gets.

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Then don't scratch.

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Yeah, but you were just doing it again then.

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-Did I? Oh!

-Have you got fleas?

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No! I get allergies.

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Will you stop going on about it?

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I'm not the one who started itching.

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You're making me scratch.

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Mrs Swan?

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You two are disgusting.

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It's bad enough having to watch them two scratching themselves

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like a pair of manky dogs, but then the stupid doctor tells me

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-there's nothing wrong with me.

-Did he actually say that?

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Well, he said I needed to be more mindful.

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As if I'm some filthy slob.

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Ah, he was probably talking about mindfulness.

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-It's a...

-This place is revolting.

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Have you seen the carpets out there? God knows what is growing in them.

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-The carpets?

-Yeah, how old are they?

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No wonder your receptionists can't stop scratching.

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And the walls! Have they ever been painted?

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Actually, I'm the temporary manager, but...

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You know what? There is a notice out there for a patient participation

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group next week. Maybe I should go along.

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-You're certainly entitled to...

-Because this place is a disgrace!

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I don't understand why she got so angry.

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Are you kidding? I can't believe you were so stupid!

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-Sid!

-Do you know how risky that was?

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Yeah, but it worked.

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-Are you sure?

-I think so.

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You know you could have caused her long-term psychological damage?

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She was fine when she left.

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Yeah, but what if it actually stops her seeking the help

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that she actually needs? Or triggers another psychosomatic episode?

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-It was unbelievably irresponsible, Eesh.

-OK.

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To be honest, it does kind of put me in a difficult position.

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Because by all rights, I should go and tell the partners.

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-What? Don't be daft.

-It's not like I want to grass you up.

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I've got a break in a bit. I'll go and see if she's OK.

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-I don't think you...

-Sid! I said I'll sort it.

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I've had a complaint.

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-About us?

-It is that Vicky woman?

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-She used to be so nice.

-What's she on about now?

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Actually, she's complained about the two of you.

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Apparently, you're scratching.

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Is there something wrong?

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Well, it's Karen's fault. She keeps going on about how itchy she is.

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-You started it!

-No, I didn't start it!

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Just...try not to do it. Especially in front of the patients.

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Thanks.

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This is killing me.

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I know. Me too.

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What do you think you are playing at?

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-Vicky?

-You've done this!

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It's all right.

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-What you done to her?

-Nothing.

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-Liar!

-Mum!

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I'm not lying.

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You said that she gave you a shot of something, yeah?

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-Yes.

-I just pretended to.

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Oh, right. So you were lying then, but you're not lying now.

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Are you even qualified to do something like that?

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-I didn't do anything.

-Right, you said you saw a syringe, yeah?

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-An out-of-date vaccine.

-Right, so you did inject her.

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I didn't go anywhere near her.

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You know, you are in so much trouble.

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In fact, this whole practice is,

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because I am going to sue the lot of you.

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Leah, tell her, please.

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I didn't see anything.

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And you don't have any witnesses.

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-I can prove it if...

-Don't you touch her!

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Tea.

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I just want to tear the skin off my arm.

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Maybe we could try meditation.

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Are you joking? The thought of sitting still...

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-Hot bath?

-Here?

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We need to somehow break the psychological urge to itch.

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-I know - mango.

-What?

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Yeah, it's full of vitamin C, which is a natural antihistamine.

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-No.

-Yeah, no, it is.

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It's got loads of anti-oxidants, B6, glutamine acid...

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I am not taking dietary tips from you!

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Everything all right, you two?

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Oh, good, you're here. Ben wants to see you.

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-There's been a complaint.

-What, about me?

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About everyone.

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OK. Give me the mango. Where is it?

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In the fridge.

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I was patient with her, I was thorough,

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-and I didn't let her get to me...

-She was pretty mad.

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Yeah, I know, but it wasn't my fault.

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-That's not what she says.

-I never raised my voice.

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And I was tempted.

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It's our job to help people, no matter how difficult they are.

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Yeah, I know, OK? I tried to help,

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-and I couldn't get through to her.

-All right.

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Look, that stress-management programme I had in mind -

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it would have been perfect for her.

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-You've got a gap later on, right?

-Mm-hm.

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Maybe pop round and see her. Smooth her feathers?

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-What?

-I'd really appreciate it.

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Save us a lot of problems.

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Right, yeah. Suppose I could.

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Thanks.

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Look, I wouldn't worry too much.

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You should have heard what she said about Karen and Valerie.

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-About the scratching?

-Yeah.

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And she said she was kept waiting for hours.

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-Honestly, she wasn't.

-It was 25 minutes. I checked.

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Dr Carmichael? Just wondering -

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when was the surgery last painted?

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Why?

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It could do with a bit of freshening up.

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And the carpet's a bit threadbare, too.

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And you're paying for all this, are you?

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SHE SCOFFS

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I can actually feel it working.

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Yeah, that's because it's all in the mind.

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No, no, I can really feel it.

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No, you've got to trick your mind into thinking the itching's gone.

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-Do you know, I was starting to think this was something serious.

-Mm.

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-You can't be here!

-Leah, please.

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-No, seriously, don't shut the door.

-Mum will be back soon.

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-You've got every right to hate me.

-I don't hate you.

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And if you make a complaint and I lose my job, I deserve it.

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I don't want you to lose your job.

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Yeah, but if it stops you getting help,

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I won't be able to forgive myself.

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What is it I've got to do to make this right?

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SHE BREATHES HEAVILY

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Whoa, whoa!

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-Oh, God, what is happening to me?

-Just try and relax, OK?

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Take it easy. Breathe.

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-Am I dying?

-No. No, no, you're going to be fine.

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Just relax.

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Is it me, or is it really hot in here now?

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I know, they have got to sort out this heating.

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It is ridiculous!

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Look at this. It's a rash.

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Yeah, it's just cos you've been scratching.

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-No, it's a rash.

-Stop it!

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-What?

-You're putting ideas in my head again!

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No, look, it's all on the inside of my elbows as well.

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-No! Now I feel all itchy.

-Both elbows.

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-No, I'm not listening to this.

-Valerie, this is serious!

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La, la, la, la!

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-How are you feeling?

-How do you think I'm feeling?!

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Mrs Swan, you do know I'm trying to help you?

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I'm sorry. Why do I keep shouting at you?

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So are you still feeling dizzy?

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Yeah, I've been feeling dizzy all day.

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And I've got a banging headache.

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I wish you would think about what I said. It will help.

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How? Nothing's going to help!

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-OK.

-Oh, look, I'm sorry.

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I keep picking fights with everyone.

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Half my mates won't even speak to me any more.

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That's because stress can take over your life.

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-But there are things you can do about it.

-I doubt it.

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Well, the medication, that's going to help for a start -

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it'll take the edge off -

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but you do need to find the root cause of your stress.

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There's nothing I can do about that.

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The mindfulness can help you cope with stress.

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Yeah. Maybe for middle-class idiots who haven't got any real problems.

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I'm sorry. I can't stop meself.

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I understand. It's OK.

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I've got absolutely no money, I'm up to my ears in debt...

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What are you doing here, anyway? What do you want?

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The practice manager asked me to come and see you.

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-Oh, of course.

-And I was worried about you.

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Yeah, it's because I was going to make a complaint, isn't it?

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I wasn't actually going to do it,

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but now I definitely will.

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Get lost!

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You of all people should know how hard it is

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to get away from this place, to make it to uni, get a degree...

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I do.

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Becoming a nurse is the hardest thing I've ever done.

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-It nearly killed me.

-I know.

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And I wouldn't have got this far if it wasn't for you.

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Well, if you lie about what I did, that's my career over.

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-It's my whole life. Is that what you want?

-No!

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You know I didn't do anything to you.

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How DID you get that puncture mark?

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I pricked myself with a needle.

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Why?

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I panicked. I wasn't thinking.

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DOOR CLOSES

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Is that your mum? You have to tell her the truth.

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I can't, you don't underst...

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-What are you doing here?

-I'm sorry.

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-Tell her what you just said.

-I'm calling the police.

-No!

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This is harassment! I've got a good mind to sue you.

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You can't sue everyone. Stop!

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I can't do this any more.

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You two have got some serious explaining to do.

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Karen, could you check if my test results are in for my 4.30?

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It's Mrs Pattinson. I should be back in about 20 minutes.

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OK. That was quick.

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Yeah, I thought I'd be longer.

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Erm...

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Should you rub mango on a rash?

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-What?

-It's just that when I ate it, it really helped.

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No idea. Sorry.

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-DIAL TONE

-Oh!

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Well, that's rude.

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-I think we should try it anyway.

-Right, I'll go and get it.

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At first, it really was paralysed.

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I had to give up my cleaning job to look after her.

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And the lecturer who slammed the door on me

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-said should we sue the university.

-He was right!

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And then, one morning, I woke up, and my hand was fine.

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Maybe it WAS psychosomatic.

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Yeah, but by then, we'd seen all these doctors and lawyers.

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I couldn't tell them all it was a lie.

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Yeah, because we'd get done for fraud!

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Not if she wasn't actually lying.

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I'll have to give up uni, I won't get my degree.

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You've got no idea how hard she's worked.

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Actually, I do.

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This is all my fault. I told her to keep pretending.

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One thing led to another... I had no idea it would come to this.

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It made Mum ill.

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And if they find out that she's lied, that's it.

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She'll never get to be a lawyer.

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We have to do the right thing, no matter what it costs.

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Not necessarily.

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Are you sure this is right?

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I don't care any more. I've got to do something.

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Oh!

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Oh, that's good!

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Oh, yeah!

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You know, Sid could have shown a bit of interest.

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Oh, they don't care about us.

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And after everything we've done for them!

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-What are you doing?

-I've got it everywhere.

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Oh, my God!

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The thing about psychosomatic illnesses -

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they're pretty much impossible to prove or disprove.

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So if you really believed your hand was paralysed, then it was.

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I didn't, though.

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As far as I'm concerned, when you came to see me,

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you couldn't fully open your fingers.

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-But if they ask...

-Just listen to her!

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Whatever happened in the surgery,

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it must have triggered something in your mind,

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and it released the muscle spasm.

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You're saying I should lie?

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A&E have a record of the injury.

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So you were definitely injured and it was the university's fault.

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-Only because the lecturer said...

-Leah!

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Even if your hand is better now, or even if it was psychosomatic,

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you should still get some money. It might not be as much...

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Anything would help.

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And who's to say when your hand started working again?

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If someone asked me, I couldn't say for sure.

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Mum!

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Here, sit down.

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It's OK.

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That's it.

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This keeps happening.

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It's the worry.

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I'm just going to get you some water.

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Do you really think this could work?

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Mum, you need to stop worrying about me,

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and start thinking about yourself.

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-Do you trust her?

-Ayesha? Totally.

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Always have. Why?

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Here you go.

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What do you know about this mindfulness?

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You know, at one point, I thought I'd actually got her to listen.

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As if the words I was saying were actually going in on some level.

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-Maybe it had.

-No. I was just kidding myself.

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You don't know that.

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She was just as stubborn and narrow-minded as ever.

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-She's definitely going to make a complaint now.

-We'll survive.

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And if it shames the partners into giving this place a lick of paint,

0:25:180:25:21

it's no bad thing.

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-Did you tell him?

-What?

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About my patient, the psychosomatic one.

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Oh, no.

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-Are you all right?

-Not really.

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I had an impossible patient.

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I was sympathetic, took the abuse, went the extra mile,

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did everything by the book, but nothing worked.

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-His loss.

-Hers.

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The thing is, I knew exactly what she needed.

0:25:470:25:49

It was clear as day. But do you think I could get her to listen?

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Sorry, you were saying about your psychosomatic girl.

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It's fine, I worked it all out. I went to her flat.

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Even managed to sort out Mrs Swan's problems.

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-Vicky Swan?

-Yeah, Leah's mum.

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-She's been having panic attacks.

-Yeah, I know.

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-I talked her into trying mindfulness.

-Sorry, what?

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Yeah. I'm on a serious roll today, Sid.

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Sometimes it pays to take risks.

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Not that I'd ever do anything like that again.

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Not ever.

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-Ooh!

-Sid!

-Sorry, Zara. I'm having one of those days.

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Sorry, could I ask your medical opinion about something?

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If I said no, would it make a difference?

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It's a personal matter.

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Then see your GP, like everyone else.

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No!

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I've got a rash, and it's on my wrists,

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elbows, behind the backs of my knees. It itches like mad.

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Hmmm...

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There is a flesh-eating bacteria going around.

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What?

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Necrotising fasciitis. It could be that.

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Best make that appointment, Karen, sooner rather than later.

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No, just a fender-bender. PCs Atkinson and Kirkwood.

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The Chuckle Brothers.

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-I'm getting that rash that you got.

-I didn't sleep a wink.

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I know, you look terrible.

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Police! Stay where you are!

0:27:170:27:19

Police! Don't move!

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-We really need your help.

-I've seen 20 patients already this morning,

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-so, unless it's an emergency...

-BOTH:

-No, it is an emergency!

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We think we've got fleas.

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Karen has an annoying itch which is affecting her work - can Valerie help find the solution before it gets worse for everyone? While Ayesha takes a huge risk for a young patient, Sid struggles to help a difficult patient with anxiety - but who will triumph?


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