Am so glad you called attention to the article. Now you even agree re the womb issue and divorce matter. The circumstances during my womb time were so bad I emerged knowing I did not want to be born or live. As to divorce, I've lost many an attempt to argue that much needs to be done to preserve a marriage once there is a child.
Of course now I must get the book. It is on order in the library. For now I'm still reading (no, studying) the article.
The reason I never married or had children is because I don't want my children to go through the same things I went through growing up with step-parents. If I ever have kids, it would have to be in a solid relationship that has a good chance of lasting.
I actually think it's OK to use drugs like he used drugs to get through highly anxiety provoking situations. Knowing you have something that works really reduces anticapatory anxiety. The problem is when you start using drugs every day. If you use drugs every day, the drugs don't work when you really need them to work so you have to take more.
Ironically, doctors love prescribing SSRI's that have never worked for me, but they hate prescribing benzo's. I currently have a prescription for clonazepam, and I'm supposed to take it every day, but I only take it for high anxiety provoking situations, but I'm not going to tell the doctor that.
I would probably be better off with a benzo like xanax that's more powerful and shorter acting, but I'm reluctant to tell a doctor how I take them.