A Case of Alcohol Abuse

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The patient is a 65-year-old white woman, married for 35 years to an accountant. They have 5 grown children and 12 grandchildren. She taught elementary school for 28 years and has not worked since retiring 15 years ago. Her mother suffered with hypertension and died of a cerebrovascular accident 10 years ago at age 81. Her father died after a heart attack more than 30 years ago at age 55. She has 2 younger sisters, aged 61 and 59 years old, who are basically in good health.​

Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2000;2(3):103-104