Chief Complaint: Acrophobia Related Symptoms: PTSD Cause: Jet Crash Past Treatments: Virtual Reality Therapy Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Hypnotization TherapY
People called it a miracle when a 35 year old fighter pilot crawled out of the rubble without a scratch on his body. It was an engine failure during a test flight. A catastrophe loomed large as a civilian territory was in sight. However, Yongki refused to eject his seat and stayed in the cockpit to steer away, crashing into the ocean. To everyone's surprise, he was hospitalized for a brief period and was released shortly after to return to duty. The media exuberated in praise and revered him as the true hero. He received Medal of Honor from the President himself. However, life never panned out as expected. Though Yongki was not affected physically, he developed a severe case of Acrophobia. Not the type we all suffer in minor degrees. He could not carry out his daily tasks anymore. So much as to walking down his apartment stairs gave him a panic attack.
Later on he even had trouble climbing up his own bed for the fear of falling was so severe. Eventually he got stuck in his room. He considered it was too dangerous to go outside. Despite his valor and altruism in the past, he was suggested to be discharged from the military due to his erratic behavior. Without a place to go and without a thing to do, he started drinking heavily. The military did not recognize his problem as an 'illness' and refused to cover his medical expenses. His wife and parents did everything they could to support Yongki. However things took a steep downturn.
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CASE STUDY: BRAVEMAN
Yongki having a hard time walking down his apartment stairs. His wife and kid waiting downstairs.
Due to Yongki's aggravated temperament, his wife eventually left him.
Yongki stuck in his apartment drinking himself to death.
Despite all the treatments and medications, his symptoms did not get any better. He couldn't take his kid to an amusement park. He couldn't walk up the stairs to get home. He couldn't look out the window for fresh air. He was lifeless. He grew irritable and bitter as all the medical bills ate away at his family savings. It became extremely difficult to deal with him. Even the closest members of his family could not handle his temperament. Eventually his wife and kid left him. Yongki became even more dependent on alcohol. His depression got worse every day and he decided to take his own life one day. That's when he met Dr. Nam at an ICU. She took great interest in Yongki's story and decided to help him.