Our expert says:
The most likely diagnosis of an otherwise healthy 19-year old girl fainting, claiming to not recall where she is ( yet remembering that he is her dad! ) and "forgetting" to eat, is something histrionic like what used to be called hysterical behaviour --- attention seeking and self-dramatising, rather than any typical psych illness as such. ANd probably more common in an over-indulged and spoiled girl. I'm amazed that doctors would go so far as putting up a drip and getting a brain scan ( presumably having found nothing at all abnormal on a general physical and neurological examination ) rather than calling for a psychiatric consult. Typical dama queen, who feels outraged that she is no longer to be the "little wife" now that another woman is taking her place. She needs to be seen and assessed by a good local psychologist who needs more than just her own input, but also to see you to get the story of this peculiar episode and the general background. Continuing to fuss around her and indulge her, will inevitably make her more "sick" and needing more and more attention, but a psychologist's skilled assiatcne is needed, as to break off the attention she craves too abruptly without dealing with this addiction to it, could lead to raising the odds and to her escalating her performances.
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