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Social Security Document Submission: 1993

December 6, 1993
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Apt. 136
Washington, DC 20008

U.S. Social Security Administration
Office of Disability and International
1500 Woodlawn Drive
Baltimore, MD 21241

RE: Disability Claim No. xxx-xx-xxxx

Dear Sir:

Enclosed with respect to the above-referenced disability claim is a copy of a collection of letters I have submitted to my current treating psychiatrist, Dr. Suzanne M. Pitts, during the period of my therapy with her. The letters cover a wide range of topics including interpretations of my dreams, thoughts about theoretical issues, and reflections on my mental state. It is hoped that review of this material by Social Security Administration mental health specialists will provide the agency with further insight regarding the nature of my disability, which, judging by the letters, is extraordinarily severe.

I feel that I have made no progress whatsoever in my therapy with Dr. Pitts. It might be useful if Social Security Administration specialists were to contact Dr. Pitts and offer her guidance on how best to proceed in my case. I have requested of two staff psychiatrists at George Washington University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Daniel Tsao and Dr. Caroline Wohlgemuth, that I be transferred to another psychiatrist.  My request was denied because, as stated by Drs. Tsao and Wohlgemuth, a transfer is not consistent with the Psychiatry Department's policy. A conference between a Social Security Administration psychiatrist and Dr. Jerry M. Wiener, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, might prove useful.

I would like to take this opportunity to advise the Social Security Administration that I continue to hold certain beliefs that might be termed paranoid.

I continue to believe that:

(a) Managers of my former employer, the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, continue to communicate regularly with psychiatrists at the George Washington University Department of Psychiatry regarding the status of my therapy. George Washington University Department of Psychiatry denies that such communications are taking place.

(b) Managers of my former employer continue to have regular and frequent communications with my sister, Mrs. Estelle Jacobson, to discuss the status of my therapy and other issues pertinent to my case. My sister denies ever having communicated with any Akin Gump managers.

(c) My friend Craig Dye has regular communications with Akin Gump managers.

(d) Librarians at the Cleveland Park Library branch of the D.C. Public Library System, which I visit daily, seem to be aware of the status of my therapy and other issues pertinent to my case on a day-to-day basis. I assume that an Akin Gump employee(s) communicates with one or more librarians at the Cleveland Park Branch daily. I have no objective basis to conclude that any library employees know my identity; however, I believe that I am hypersensitive to verbal and nonverbal clues, including double entendres voice inflection and intonation, and subtle mood shifts, which for me, have communicative value.
You may contact me at (202) 362-7064 or leave a message at (202) 363-3800.


Gary Freedman

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