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familial

 [fah-mil´e-al]
occurring in or affecting members of a family more than would be expected by chance.
familial Mediterranean fever a hereditary disease usually occurring in Armenians and Sephardic Jews, and marked by short recurrent attacks of fever with pain in the abdomen, chest, or joints, and erythema resembling that seen in erysipelas; it is sometimes complicated by amyloidosis.
familial periodic fever a rare autosomal dominant syndrome that includes an abnormality on the cell receptor for tumor necrosis factor; characteristics include periodic fever with any of various skin disorders lasting for four days to three weeks, as well as mild systemic manifestations such as abdominal pain, headache, and chest pain. Called also tumor necrosis factor receptor–associated periodic syndrome.

fa·mil·i·al

(fa-mil'ē-ăl),
Affecting more members of the same family than can be accounted for by chance, usually within a single sibship; commonly but incorrectly used to mean genetic.
[L. familia, family]

familial

(fə-mĭl′yəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a family.
2. Occurring or tending to occur among members of a family, usually by heredity: familial traits; familial disease.

fa·mil·i·al

(fă-mil'ē-ăl)
Affecting more members of the same family than can be accounted for by chance, usually within a single sibship; commonly but incorrectly used to mean genetic.
[L. familia, family]

familial

1. Occurring in some families but not in others, as a result of genetic transmission. The term is usually applied to diseases.
2. Occurring more often in a particular family than would happen by chance.

familial

Pertaining to a condition or trait, either hereditary or acquired, which is found in more members of a family than would be expected by chance. See acquired; congenital; hereditary.

fa·mil·i·al

(fă-mil'ē-ăl)
Affecting more members of the same family than can be accounted for by chance, usually within a single sibship; commonly but incorrectly used to mean genetic.
[L. familia, family]

Patient discussion about familial

Q. United happy family but now... We are a united happy family with married brothers, sisters and their families. Our father died when he was suffering from Bipolar1. Now one of my sisters is diagnosed as Bipolar II. We are afraid that our family happiness will vanish soon. Please let me know about the difference between bipolar1 and bipolar11 and what the treatments available are?

A. Hey pete,
Any family that is dealing with Bipolar disorder will have some difficult and trying times. you obviously love your sister so just be patient and supportive to her. Encourage her to take medications as perscribed and encourage her to get theropy, I think these steps are invaluable to a person with bipolar. Bipolar ii is less severe than bipolar 1. Bipolar ii is usually free of the hillucinations etc... However is still very serious and needs to be treated appropriately.
I hope your family stays strong through all your struggles, with the right support and theropy/meds and the love of her family your sister should do well in learning to manage the illness...

Q. Most of my family members are suffering from some disorder. Most of my family members are suffering from some disorder. I doubt it as bipolar. Is bipolar disorder a family problem?

Q. I AM WONDERING ABOUT GETTING HEALTH INSURANCE IS IT EXPENSIVE FOR A FAMILY?

A. Yes, it'll you cost you money, and not a negligible sum, but that's not necessarily means it'll be expensive - the alternative may eventually be much more expensive. We can never know what will happen tomorrow- if something will happen to you or your family (e.g. car accident, cancer or even relatively simple thing as appendicitis), the cost of the unavoidable medical treatment in this case will be much higher than the insurance premium.

Here (http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/insuranceqa/) you can find an official governmental guide to choosing health insurance.

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