Ruth Kannai, Aya Alon

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A young woman in my care had 4 siblings diagnosed with mental illness. The story describes how, along normative family-cycle situations, she struggles to define and keep her sanity. I reflect on the shared anxiety of both the doctor and the patient of her losing her mind. As a family physician practicing in a small rural community, I believe that psychiatric, social, and family issues are also family medicine concerns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-477
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Family Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • family health
  • mental health
  • primary health care
  • rural health services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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