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Attention Deficit Disorder - New Perspectives from Steffan Devin's blog


She was more complex emotionally than she presented. She Vitobrain Review could express anger, but had more difficult with weeping, fear, tenderness, and sorrow. She had frequent nightmares, some numbing and dissociation. Interestingly, whenever she came into session, she "forgot" to close the door, a habit that continued for months.

Because of the centrality of the voluntary nervous system, the secondary gain of the tic (e.g., "it was pretty amazing how I could scare people"), and the presence of other symptoms suggestive of early trauma, I began early on to explore the possibility of a diagnosis of Conversion Disorder and PTSD even though her neurologist had already made the determination of tic disorder.

All treatment came from the modality of holistic psychotherapy. Initial sessions strongly utilized an object-relations model of psychotherapy with an emphasis on establishing a "frame" and offering support while information gathering. My emphasis on ego strengthening is supported a great deal by the work of Dr. M. Phillips (AJCH 2001) on the use of hypnosis and EMDR for ego strengthening.

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By Steffan Devin
Added Mar 25


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