All in the Family

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TS, a 31-year-old woman, came to see me today because on numerous occasions she has had to pull her car onto the shoulder to avoid passing out. These episodes occur randomly and infrequently, but they have her significantly troubled. A brief review of her family history reveals that I also treat her sister and her mother—one for bipolar disorder (mild and well controlled with medications), the other for severe depression (requiring psychiatric consultation and hospitalization).​

Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2000;2(4):139-140