CONFIDENTIAL – FOR RECIPIENT’S EYES ONLY.
Att: Bella Jade Black
Psychological Evaluation and Hypnotherapy Transcript Notes: 21/4/13
Patient: Jasper Baelian Black
Therapist: Dr. James Bonaforte
Summary: Patient suffers from extreme depression and high level anxiety, paranoia, severe headaches, nausea, nightmares and night terrors, and acute Dissociative Identity Disorder presumably brought about by childhood trauma. Patient seems unable to function without the use of medication, alcohol or prescribed sedatives.
Patient’s moods fluctuate from excessive energy and feigned joviality to dangerous levels of depression and self-loathing, he displays intense suicidal tendencies and some symptoms of schizophrenia. Patient’s awareness of his surroundings – time, space etc, are in a constant shift between keen and intense attention to obsessive details and a blurred and marred sense of reality, at which times he has trouble identifying key individuals in his life and often confuses their age, names and relation to his person.
Hypnotherapy reveals at least 50 cases of childhood trauma at varying levels – most of these involving psychological, physical and sexual abuse by the patient’s father, though there are a few references to his step-mother as well. The majority of these seem to have occurred between the ages of 2 and 8 years of age. There is evidence of sexual penetration from the age of 2 onwards, as well as physical torture involving cigarette’s, broken glass and needles. Patient seems to have been injected with various drugs (recreational and medicative) and denied food and water for extended periods of time, there is also evidence of child prostitution and forced participation in the torture and abuse of others. Patient displays an intense fear of dogs and seems to become distressed when the topic of household pets are discussed. Patient also becomes agitated and aggressive when there is any mention of his mother (Belladonna Elizabeth Black- see attached notes), who was allegedly found dead in her bed by patient at age 2.
Patient seems to have no immediate knowledge of self or life after the age of 8, the entire period between 8 and 16 years of age seems a black hole which surface therapy has not been able to shed light upon. Suggest further and more intense hypnosis sessions at a later date – though it is recommended that these be delayed until such a time that patient is better able to cope with the outcomes of such therapy. It is our belief that to undertake such treatment at this date will only serve to regress patient further, making him a danger to himself and others.
**Note – Patient’s file indicates that between the ages of 13 and 16 he was committed by his father to an undisclosed sanitarium, and may or may not have received electro-shock therapy treatment.This belief is supported by various scars and marking upon patient’s body – particularly the arms and upper torso area. Note that these cannot be examined thoroughly without sedation of patient as he seems to possess a violent aversion to anyone removing his clothing for any reason.**
Patient’s regression from age 16 onwards reveals severe substance abuse – alcohol and cocaine being the most prevalent of these. There is evidence of malnourishment and several cases of intense illness (patient was hospitalised 23 times between the ages of 16 and 18) and at least 12 counts of attempted suicide (including 3 below the age of 7). It appears that patient suffered a period of extreme poverty after leaving the sanitarium, during which time he was arrested a number of times for trafficking, prostitution and violent assault.
Further regression reveals a significant event at age 18 involving the death of a loved one and a subsequent return to the family home. Patient speaks of the death of someone called ‘Lily,’ and the death of his own father, which appears to have occured with the patient present. Patient expresses severe guilt and remorse over the death of the former, and bitter anger about the latter. Also noted was patient’s intense abhorrence to being named heir to the family fortune at age 19.
Patient spoke briefly about someone called ‘Betsy,’ who seems to be a shining light within the patient’s life, as well as something of a childhood sweetheart – perhaps someone the patient knew during his ‘missing’ years after age 8. Patient seemed adamant that he could not let anything happen to said individual and claimed that while he could not save himself, all would be well if ‘Betsy’ was safe. Whether this person is a figment of his imagination, an alternate personality or indeed a friend or relative, the patient seems to have developed a dependency on protecting them as a means of coping with his own trauma. Suggest further investigation into the nature of this ‘Betsy’ character as she may hold the key to patient’s recovery…or regression should anything be perceived to happen to her.
At this time, we suggest continuing patient’s incarceration indefinitely within a sanitarium or facility more equipped to deal with his psychosis – removing him from medication and allowing him freedom to be amongst people may prove dangerous for both the patient and those around him.
9.58pm J. Bonaforte
Footnote (added 10.15pm):
Results of patient’s personality and intelligence tests have just arrived. Patient possesses an I.Q of 153, though further tests indicate that patient’s ‘mental age’ is somewhere between 17 and 21. Note that patient is chronologically 30 years of age.
Copyright © 2013. Natalie Ristovski.