Our expert says:
I am always cautious about recommending sleeping tablets when someone is Depression, for several reasons. One is that the sleep disturbance is probably due to the Depression, and will improve as the Depression improves ; another is that some antidepressants are themselves able to make one drowsy, thus making a sleeping pill unnecessary, and they don't have the risks of dependency, etc.
It is very understandable that your DIL would have been disturbed by hijacking and abduction, and there is also evidence to show that people who have had trauma earlier in life may respond worse to later traumas. 3 to 3 sessions of counselling are not adequate, and counselling immediately after such a trauma is not necessarily helpful, and certainly not as valuable as a proper course of counselling some time later when the full impact of the experience has become more clear.
For counselling, maybe FAMSA could recommend someone with relevant experience, and they do have some counsellors who are kind enough to adjust their fees according to circumstances. Also, you could explore whether she could be seen by someone at the Dept of Psychiatry at your nearest medical school
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