The patient is a South Asian woman in her mid thirties who has a very fulfilling (from the partner’s observations) sexual relationship with her partner. She feels compelled to impulsively stare at White (European) men who may or may not be conventionally attractive. She is also impulsively attracted to fair-skinned males who may or may not be remarkable in appearance, and finds it virtually impossible to retract her persistent gaze, even in the presence of her loving partner.
She also has an explosive temper which often dissipates rather quickly. She seems never able to accept criticism and never accepts responsibility for her mistakes or other blame, even if the blame is justified or socially acceptable. Denial seems to extend to her emotional problems, where she has never acknowledged any personality disorder or other problem, despite sometimes experiencing depressive bouts where disappointment with aspects of society and life in general seem to be prominent.
She has a dominating personality and relentlessly holds on to notions of importance which others might view as arrogance and pride.
She is able to generally function socially, and has maintained employment for several years, and ‘gets on’ well with some understanding from colleagues, who would generally not have seen symptoms that could be professionally identified. She has generally been troubled by gastritis in recent years, and head-aches generally attributed to her medical condition.
I would like some feedback preferably from professionals according to MDS or similar diagnostic formats in the psychoanalytical or psychiatric fields.
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