The doctor's appointment was for me
She was a tough doctor. We talked briefly about the background which makes things difficult for me to deal with life stuff (PTSD). I could tell pretty quickly from the sorts of questions she was asking me that she had never come across a psychopath before.
Anyway, she told me that I seemed very vulnerable and that I needed to develop strategies for dealing with stressful situations.
I told her the strategy I had used in the past and which I know works (a very low calorie diet, less than 500 calories a day at some points). She told me it wasn't a very positive one. I have been referred to somewhere to learn positive coping methods for stress.
For anyone wondering about the effects of having a psychopath in your family, well, this is it in a nutshell. They strip away your ability to cope with life and leave you with none. A bit like like stripping your skin off, so that even the tiniest breath of air leaves you screaming in pain.