Our expert says:
OK, thanks for the compliment, but this forum deals with psychiatry, not neurology, which Cyberdoc would probably deal with better. But o course we can advise on your main question, about how you ca help your friend. Trigeminal neuralgia is an unpleasant and painful condition, by can respond well to a range of treatments, which may include antidepressants and also drugs otherwise also used to treat epilepsy. I'm pleased to hear she's under good medical cae. That's essential. Apart from encouraging her to persist in that medical care ( it may take time to find the combination of meds that suits her and helps most, there's nothing special you can do other than be the supportive friend you already are. If there's anything specific she needs, be sure she knows she can call on you.
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