The Post-Call Blues

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​My practice handles our inpatient workload by rotating call and hospital duties a week at a time. This Friday morning heralds the end of my latest tour of duty, and it starts with FE, a 70-year-old gentleman I admitted 2 nights ago. FE has a long history of bipolar disorder, which has been significantly complicated: among the highlights are 45 admissions for electroconvulsive therapy by his psychiatrist. He was doing fairly well until a month ago, when he presumably suffered a stroke while visiting family in another city.​

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2002;4(1):25-26