Our expert says:
What sort of "chemo" is he taking that has been so expensive ? Often, the term "chemo" refers to chemotherapy for cancer - if indeed she has such a serious illness, she may have clear reasons for feeling depressed and it is the duty of her treating and prescribing doctor and any others involved in caring for her, to notice such changes and to deal with them.
It would be highly irresponsible for doctors to prescibe meds without paying atgention to their high costs and to the fact that a patient cannot afford them or is being pushed into a situation where she can't aford food due to the costs of treatment. Such financial aspects MUST be taken fully into account when treating anyone for anything.
The Anxiety/Depression Support Group may be able to help her with some support and advice. And maybe her treatment should have been transferred some time back to a government clinic or hospital, so her proper treatment could remain affordable, long before she got into suh a situation. A state clinic or hospital, or medical school clinic, could re-assess all her treatments to review what is reall necessary, and provide treatment at a cost related to her income and available funds
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