Our expert says:
Of course the alcohol will undermine the effects of the antidepressants, and its strange, with the lower body weight and lower body fat of anorexics, that she isn't more affected by it. The additional symptom of seeing people is worrying. It could be happucinations, either of an illness like schizophrenia in its own right, or caused by chemical imbalances or physical problems in her body, or, if she has been taking large amounts of alcohol for some time, and on the other hand occasionally goes a day or morwe without drinking, it could be caused by intermittent alcohol withdrawal ( like delirium tremens ). And of course, as you mention, there could be an alement of attention seeing as well. She needs to discuss this rankly wioth her treating psychiatrist ( I hope, with this degree of complexity in her problems, that she IS being treated by a psychiatrist and not only a GP ) --- she needs to be frank with him, so she can get a proper accurate diagnosis, and can then get treatment that will help her to get better. Encourage her to do this as soon as practical
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