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What are the symptoms of mental disorder?

My daughter, now 29, had been through a great deal prior to some weird symptoms developing. Several years ago, she married, then 10 months later divorced from first husband, then married high school sweetheart who turned out to be a bad person and hurt her. They split up and a month later he was killed in a car wreck. She gained about 30 lbs and then one morning she woke up with what we thought was bed bug bites. It wasn't, per a dr. That dr said it was a mental thing and put her some meds to help her sleep. The "bites" healed after many months and now the scars are going away. She did a LOT of research on the internet and said she thought it was Mergellon's Disease. But, we understand that the "medical community" doesn't believe in the Mergellon's disease, and that it is a mental thing. She has had her blood checked three times - all normal. She has been checked for parasites - none found. She says her skin feels sticky after bathing and her hair feels the same way just a very short while after she washes it. She is constantly washing her hands and under her nails because she feels "stuff" under the nails and her fingers get swollen. She tried stick on nails to make her feel "prettier," but they fell off after a short while. Her hair has become thin and she is afraid she is loosing all her hair. She showed me areas on her forehead and neck that looked darker than the rest of her skin. Then I watched as she washed VERY hard with soap and water and the areas were clean again. Before those areas were washed, they felt roughish and sort of tacky feeling. Any ideas what she can do? Any help would be appreciated.
Mon, 2 Jun 2014
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I think, you have underline obsessive compulsive disorder and need proper treatment from a psychiatrist for this. She needs antidepressant like fluoxetine or fluvoxamine. With medication, she would improve, but it would take time. In case, you need further help, you can ask.

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