Psychological treatment process for a woman suffering from panic disorderPsychological treatment process for a woman suffering from panic disorderAA1183870X Psychological treatment process for a woman suffering from panic disorder
This paper describes how a patient was helped with her feelings of wanting to escapefrom everything, including her symptoms of agoraphobia. She was considered to lack psychological mindedness. As soon as we started psychotherapy, she was angry with me because she could not understand how she could be cured by talking with me. She could not identify her negative emotions or regulate her emotions. Gradually, she began to be aware of her loneliness, which she could not express to others. After two years of treatment, I had to take a sudden break from therapy for personal reasons unrelated to the patient. When I returned to the office about two months later, I realized that she was blaming herself to hide her true feeling of sadness. During psychotherapy, she was able to experience emotions that she had denied for a long time. An ability to maintain instability and conflict in her mind may have developed during her trusting relationship with me.