Psychiatric Formulation Demystified – The Sherlock Holmes Way

Posted on:March 13, 2016
Last Updated: November 10, 2023
Time to read: 9 minutes


William Osler said “Ask not what disease the person has but rather what person the disease has?”.
This powerful single statement forms the basis of a psychiatric formulation which emphasises the importance of the patient history rather than the label. The following article is written to equip you with the right mental model to approach the psychiatric formulation.