『パニック障害の精神病理学』

■週末ごとに訪れる近所の図書館で先日『パニック障害の精神病理学』(不安抑うつ臨床研究会・編集)という本を借り出した。ワークショップで発表された研究をまとめたムックだが、その中の「パニック障害における性格変化」という報告で紹介されている主婦の症例が興味深かった。この主婦は発症によって広場恐怖から外出もままならなくなったが、症状が治まった後、逆に過剰に行動的になり、夫の制止も聞かずアイドルの追っかけに月10万円近くも費やすようになったという。報告者によればパニック障害の症状が改善した後、それまでの抑うつ状態を取り戻すかのように一種のそう状態になり、高額な買物や、有名人の追っかけなどの行動に出る例はよく見られるそうだ。
The other day I read a book called Psychopathology of Panic Disorder in the library I visit every weekend. This book is the collection of reports of a workshop about panic disorder. In the article entitled Changes in Personality After Panic Disorder there was an interesting case in which a housewife became too active after her symptoms of panic disorder disappeared. She started spending more than 100,000 yen per month for running after her favorite idol singer by train even though she couldn’t travel by train during her panic disorder period. According to the writer of this article, it is frequently observed that the panic disorder patients go into a manic state after healing, for example, purchasing very expensive things or becoming a groupy of TV talents. This was also the case of me. About two and a-half years ago I devoted my private life to various events simply because the flurry of festivity pleased me.