Our expert says:
A problem with answering is that to psychiatrists there is no such specific thing as "a nervous breakdown" --- and you deserve a better diagnosis than that from her psychiatrist ( I do hope she is being treated by a psychiatrist and not only a GP). Arts and crafts is a ridiculous form of treatment, and merely a pastime that may ocupy some people pleasantly while real treatment is under way. There should always be some form of psychological counselling. Eglonyl is a pecliar drug for a psychiatrist to use, as it is non-specific and not the best drug for ANY diagnosis. Venlor is an antidepressant, so one hopes she was being treated for depression. It takes 2 weeks or more for the full effects of any antidepressant to show itself. And if it is causing problems with focussing her eyes, as it can with some people, it could be changed to other equally efective antidepressants which don't have this problem as a side-effect. IF she has not improved significantly in even a month, the treatment should be revised. I'd suggest a second opinion from a more up to date psychiatrist, and ask if there isn't a counsellor she could see, espeially of the CBT variety, which could be cheaper than seeing a psychologist ( and any form of counselling / therapy other than CBT would be pointless ).
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