Dr Jekyl watched as the tall raven haired middle aged woman exited his office for the last time. He sighed. It didn't surprise him that he would miss their weekly visits as she was both witty and intoxicating, but sadly, there was nothing more he himself could do for her. Her illness had surpassed his skills and he had reluctantly referred her to a colleague more attuned to her afflictions. Yes, the formidable Dr Hyde would be able to treat her peculiarities better than he.
He quickly began scribbling his final journal entry and summary to pass on to Dr Hyde and he must hurry, because Dr Hyde could show up unexpectedly and would need the information for her next session.
Morticia Addams, the patient is question is the wife of Mr. Gomez Addams and the mother of two children, a son, named Pugsly and a daughter named Wednesday. He wrote.
Morticia and her family inherited the Gomez family home – a great old Victorian structure and there is a certain amount of stress involved with their remodeling project. Morticia's taste - well, let's just say that she has not outgrown her teenage Goth period and is seldom seen wearing anything bur a floor-length, black dress. Her selections for home décor are in the same vein and they are contrary to the will of the rest of the family who want to lighten and modernize the structure.
She is a loving, tolerant, and patient, yet mentally unstable woman, inclined to exaggerations and hallucinations. This has possibly been exacerbated by living with her grandmother, brother and an eternal guest, her husband's cousin - whom she detests so much she only calls him cousin It.
She irrationally considers cousin IT a constant threat to her son's safety and many of Morticia's dreams center around attacking the cousin to protect her son. She lives in fear that during a sleepwalking episode, she will believe her dreams are real and harm her husband's cousin.
Morticia also hears voices. They talk to her directly and are usually transient and limited to short phrases having to do with household operations. One voice however keeps accusing her of not being a competent mother.
Morticia often has visual hallucinations,mainly in the form of insects, snakes, rats and bats that crawl up the walls of her home, particularly in her daughter, Wednesday's room.
Despite my great efforts to help her, she seems to be regressing and has recently developed a severe facial tic, which usually appears when Pugsley is misbehaving, when her authority is challenged, or whenever the cousin is present,
Morticia cares deeply for her family, yet when her husband Gomez hired a butler without her knowledge or when Pugsley is really disobeying her or acting up, she does have extreme outbursts of rage.
For reasons she will not disclose, Morticia wants Pugsley to grow up to be a chiropractor, even though she knows that is very unlikely to happen. She has no plans for Wednesday and will only comment that she has very strong willpower and whatever career she chooses will only lead to Thursday, which I find fascinating. You may want to delve into this relationship further.
Morticia is prone to small obsessive compulsive episodes brought about by all of the stress caused by Pugsley. Gomez, Cousin it and to a lesser extent, her brother, Fester. She talks about having to put a thing back in the box, over and over, several times a day.
Mr Addams is beside himself with worry as he loves his wife dearly and can calm her only by kissing the entire length of her arm when she enters a psychotic episode of alternating outbursts of rage and depression.
So here you are my dear Mr. Hyde. I hope that when you return you will be able to cure the beast within Mrs Addams as I fear I have miserably failed her.
Your friend and colleague,