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Re: Jealousy - unwarranted - how do you stop it?

Posted by Elizabeth on April 27, 1999, at 20:21:54

In reply to Re: Jealousy - unwarranted - how do you stop it?, posted by saintjames on April 27, 1999, at 15:37:01

> i would guess that something happened tramatic happened to you as a child or young adult, and is the root cause for these problems. 25 yrs is a long time to be in therapy, is your persent therapist helping you ? Are you making progress ?
> All the meds in the world are not going to get at the root cause, but they will make life better in the mean time, while you are working on these problems in therapy.

A differing point of view....

There is a type of depression in which rejection sensitivity - as a lifelong temperamental trait, not just during major depressive episodes - is often a prominent symptom. It's called (well, currently) "atypical depression." It does respond to medications (though as with all depression, sometimes it takes some experimenting - stay away from tricyclics), and it is not considered a "personality disorder." It doesn't result from traumatic childhood events, though sometimes people will try to rationalize by blaming it (or any other emotional disorder, for that matter) on their childhoods.

In any case, we don't have enough information to diagnose *or* rule out a personality problem (neurosis, whatever). That's really something that should be between you and your therapist.




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