Daughter Dearest?

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Monday HT is a 35-year-old corporate attorney by day and a mother by night. She has been my patient for 3 years, and I have gotten to know her fairly well. Since she remarried last year and adopted a teenaged stepdaughter, I had noticed a significant increase in her frequency of appointments for a number of somatic complaints. At her last appointment, she came for a sore back, but spent most of her time lamenting her relationship with her stepdaughter.​

Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2003;5(2):91-92

https://doi.org/10.4088/PCC.v05n0207