A 27 year old female, gives history of strenuous work for the last 13 days.Since her parents left after a lovely vacation,she has been on an agenda.Watching video lectures for eight hours a day.Reviewing the material read for around four hours.Never being able to catch up completely, adding to her anxiety(1).However she has managed to read 3 of the 7 books of JK Rowling, Tipping Point and Blink by Malcom Gladwell and is currently half way through The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.All of which was accomplished while travelling 2 hours each day.Bringing her a huge sense of achievement and displaced sense of superiority.Making her almost euphoric(2) at times.
Certain decisions and turning points in life have been wearing her spirits down for a few days, and hence the need to further immerse herself in work which would keep her mind occupied, lest it got distracted with negative thoughts.But the effort was getting to her.This particular morning she found it difficult to get up from bed.If she did she would have to face another day.She didn’t have the strentgh, she felt.Academics, career,relationships, friendships, travel plans,all suffering a huge blow(3) at this point in time, made her wonder what was she fighting so hard to sustain.No she wasn’t going to get out of bed.Not today.
Two rainy days later the sun was shining bright.What a contrast to her mood.But not the weather to waste when it is so precious in London.She decides to get out of bed after all.A leisurely bath,lots of sun screen later,she sets out of the house. A summer shirt, skirt and strappy sandals make her feel like a woman again.Very sexy(4) too.She is sure she looks gorgeous.She definitely feels so.
She decides not to waste the opportunity and heads for Central London for an open air concert currently happening everyday at Trafalgar square.Has lunch at her favourite Italian joint.She loves the peace and quite.She actually loves her own company so much.It has never complained about her.Doesn’t really judge her for anything. So much easier being with oneself.(5)
She happens to meet this man at the restaurant who appears to have daily sex(6). Interesting.
Well the day is going to end, she decides to skip dinner(7) as lunch got a bit heavy.She now listens to some of her favourite music and decides to sleep well tonight.Rest assured tomorrow is another day.How does she know..God told her so.(8)
4.Histrionic personality disorder.
5.Avoidant personality disorder.
P.S:Thirditis is a commonly seen condition coined losely by third year medical students when they start learning about clinical medicine.On reading the subject a lot of students become experts on self diagnosis.Most conditions seems to have been present at some point in time within themselves or some one they know.
I have just completed Psychiatry lectures as is evident.Next I do Gynaecology.*Shudder*
Disclaimer: Very lose associations have been made between symptoms presented and clinical conditions diagnosed.It has been done so for the sole purpose of this post entry only and in no way can serve to help make a diagnosis of any of the above conditions.