Our expert says:
Well, what you're describing sounds like an emotionally irresponsible set of comments from an inexperienced, maybe not well trained psychiatrist, legally and generally alarmingly naive, and perhaps somewhat personally disturbed as well. The extra personal and inexpert comments quoted would be unlikely to gelp a woman in her state.
Its not easy to be sure what the shrink was thinking. If he/she consider your friend to be suffering from PTSD as a result of the earlier trauma, the decision might have been to give some medication that can help that condition, and that perhaps the time available was not considered enough for necessary psychotherapy as well ( though I think at least some counselling could have helped, even in a short period ).
Maybe she should consider seeing another, better, local psychiatrist before she leaves, hopefully having a better experience.
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