She and I did have four or five sessions with a phychologist. Paulette walked out when she determined that the therapist was not agreeing with her. (Paulette wanted me in the sessions because "I am the one with the problem")
The therapist and I continued with the session:she said she would recommend that Paulette see a physchiatrist. This has not occurred.
She is living with us. She has not been employed for the past five years. Prior to her illness, she had a professional job in Human Resources.
She does not have a medical condition.
She does exibit some paranoia. She complains that her father and I do not want her living with us, that we never give her a chance to speak, that we roll our eyes, and put our finger up our nose at her. She frequently reflects on painful events in her past experiences with employers. She obviously has the condition known as agnos (I am not able to spell this word without a resource.) In other words, a condition of her illness is the inability to recognize that she has a problem.
And yet, Paulette is a very generous, loving person. always willing to help.
She no longer looks for work; she would be incapable of performing to the standards required.
Thanks for getting back to me. ( I have been busy.)
Is psychotherapy alone sufficient to resolve this problem or is medication sometimes recommended?