Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
These symptoms could be indicative of an emotionally unstable personality disorder
or even a psychotic disorder
. Your daughter needs a detailed psychological assessment (which will include a detailed exploration of her symptoms as well as past, personal, social and childhood history, plus a mental state examination) to make a definitive diagnosis.
) is an antidepressant medication which is relatively safer when compared to the older antidepressants and 50mg is a low dose. However, this medication will usually take about 2-3 weeks to take full effect and there can be a mild increase in anxiety
symptoms due to the medication in the first few days. Sertraline has been approved for the use in children and adolescents, but some studies have shown that SSRI mdication can cause a slightly increased risk of suicidal ideation
among this age group. This doesn't mean that these medications should not be prescribed. In fact, the benefits which these medication provide clearly outweigh this mild risk, but it's just that patients should be more cautious.
Wish you all the best.
- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar