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Re: ???s about Borderline dx

Posted by emmaley on March 8, 2004, at 3:08:44

In reply to ???s about Borderline dx, posted by Racer on March 7, 2004, at 13:10:24

Somehow, this thread brings back memories of watching the film, "The Hours," when Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman) said the following lines in a scene where her husband Leonard was so desperate for her to follow the doctors' prescriptions of staying in the countryside when she wished to return to London:

Leonard Woolf: If I didn't know you better I'd call this ingratitude.

Virginia Woolf: I am ungrateful? You call ME ungrateful? My life has been stolen from me. I'm living in a town I have no wish to live in... I'm living a life I have no wish to live... How did this happen? I'm dying in this town.

Leonard Woolf: If you were thinking clearly, Virginia, you would recall it was London that brought you low.

Virginia Woolf: If I were thinking clearly? If I were thinking clearly?

Leonard Woolf: We brought you to Richmond to give you peace.

Virginia Woolf: "If I were thinking clearly, Leonard, I would tell you that I wrestle alone in the dark, in the deep dark, and that only I can know. Only I can understand my condition. You live with the threat, you tell me you live with the threat of my extinction. Leonard, I live with it too. "

"This is my right; it is the right of every human being. I choose not the suffocating anesthetic of the suburbs, but the violent jolt of the Capital, that is my choice. The meanest patient, yes, even the very lowest is allowed some say in the matter of her own prescription. Thereby she defines her humanity."

This scene at the train station always gets me. I always weep uncontrollably for it is so beautifully said, and with such courage. For some reason, it always pulls at my deepest core.

Should the client not have some say in the matter of their own prescription?

I am not great at diagnosing. I see the necessity for its existence and the potential benefits and harms. It's something that I struggle with still.




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