Recovery from Depression and Panic Attack
Melissa is currently 26 years old.
She initially consulted me for severe depression coupled with panic attacks.
For two years prior to seeing me, her symptoms
were so acute that she was forced to leave school and seclude herself at
home. She avoided contact with other people, even relatives. She
even answer the telephone and preferred only the dark, shuttered rooms of
her house. She had no feeling or visual perception for colour.
When Melissa started therapy, it was very hard for her to talk with me for two hours. I still remember her suffering while conversing with me. She gave straight and short answers to my questions. She can now express herself in a very different way. She makes detailed, colorful reports about her life. She shows a high degree of emotional articulation, with a capacity to make an in-depth analysis of her situation.
Melissa is no longer the fragile, uncertain young girl I used to know. She has a strong identification with her Self, rather than with external forces. While talking about Joshua Tree, Melissa reported that once she was as variable as the wind and let things carry her away. Now Joshua Tree was her anchor to the Earth and the means by which she could feel her grounding. She was now able to enjoy the daily events of her life and could see her future more clearly. This new being shines through Melissa's face and relaxed posture. Her voice conveys tranquillity and communicates an inner feeling of certainty.
from Depression and Panic Attack
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