Our expert says:
I really don't know what a "wellness centre: is. A serious depression doesn't need flowery "wellness" people, but experienced psychiatrists and nurses experienced at dealing with this serious disease. I don'tnow which antidepressants were being used, as the dose range you mention sounds odd.
Severe depression can include hypochondriasis of the most gloomy sort, and being convinced that one has some awful other physical disease isn't uncommon. As this belief arises from her mental state, usually no amount of chemical and other tests will co ncince her otherwise - only competent treatment of her depression.
One also has to bear in mind that cancer, which may take some considerable time to declare itself openly and get diagnosed, can cause depression and what appears to be hypochondriasis.
She absolutely MUST be carefully assessed, psychologically and physically, under the lead of a good local PSYCHIATRIST, NEVER a GP or other specialist in such a situation, and then be properly treated for the depression.
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