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Re: Indecisiveness: diagnosis? treatment?

Posted by stjames on May 11, 1999, at 15:25:14

In reply to Indecisiveness: diagnosis? treatment?, posted by Eric on May 11, 1999, at 14:04:44

> Dear Dr Bob and others,
> I have been suffering from indecisiveness since the
> age of 18. I have had great difficulties taking
> decisions concerning basic problems like: where
> to live? which studies to do? which job to take?
> I hesitated for years before marrying. I have lived
> in different countries, studied different studies
> (chemistry, medicine), and currently I am busy
> doubting whether I should specialize in family
> medicine, specialize in oncology, specialize in
> psychiatry, work as a GP, or embark on a research
> project (I have been admitted in all these).
> I have had a very special childhood: my mother
> suffered from post-partum psychosis after I was born,
> and she never developed any warm feelings toward me.
> My father was extremely violent and I have been
> severely abused physically and psychologically until
> the age of 18.
> My question is the following: is this symptom of
> indecisiveness a symptom of OCD or of depression?
> And what is the most adequate treatment?
> I tried already more than once sertraline, but I
> never reached higher doses than 100 mg/day because
> of the somnolence it induced. It did not help at all.
> I also tried clonazepam 1 mg/day for 2 weeks. It did
> not help either. Do you have an advice?

james here....

All the meds in the world are only get at the tip of your problems unless you get into thearpy. Your childhood experiances need to be dealt with
b4 you can go on. Since you did not mention thearpy I'm assuming you have not been there, but if you have, was it sucessful ?





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