Patient Name: Sharon Lough
Date of Birth: January 20, 1968
Occupation: Secretary to Engineering Group, SII
Original Complaint (physical): Migraine headaches; stomach pain indicating possible ulcers; back, shoulder, and neck pain.
Original Complaint (psychological): Suicide risk--attempted suicide approximately November, 1996. A tendency towards drug abuse, both prescription (including Xanax), illegal drugs (methamphetamine), and alcohol.
Brief Summary: Ms. Sharon Lough is a walking cornucopia of psychological complexes. She has a severe inferiority complex and believes herself to be completely worthless. This low opinion of self results in Sharon's basic inability to function, leaving her teetering on the verge of homelessness and unemployment. But underlying that is a sharp intellect and a merciless wit, tinged by the bizarre and unencumbered by notions of political correctness. Sharon abuses drugs and alcohol and she also allows people to dominate her both sexually and economically. I've been trying to restore Sharon's ability to love and respect herself, but I'm watching her slip lower and lower into a nightmarish situation that Sharon has created for herself. Total number of sessions: 41.
Brief Impression: I would guess that Sharon has a terrible self-image and highly developed inferiority complex.
Tentative Diagnosis: None yet.
Current Medications: Sharon had been prescribed alprazolam (Xanax) previously. But her history of drug abuse makes somatic treatment inadvisable. During rehab (04/27/98), she was prescribed clonidine .5 mg B.I.D.