How long since her boyfriend left?
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2 weeks ago - they were together 3 months
One should wait at least two weeks before using antidepressants, and feeling sad normally for a sad situation is not a reason to use anti depressants, did she have any symptoms besides sadness?
no - prior to the boyfriend left her she spend the weekend at home celebrating her birthday and everything was ok - apart from her being sad about grandma's health
OK, unless she is not eating, not sleeping, losing weight, feeling physically ill, can not function at school, etc. then the sadness is normal
The problem is that after she saw the GP who prescribed the anti-depressive medicine, she is convinced this is the right was as she does what the doctors say.
Can I get access to the GP's records when I am the father?
No you can not
She is an adult.
If she agrees with the treatment then that is that.
so what is your advice?
You can talk to her about it though.
Ask if you can go to the next appointment with her.
I obviously did
That way you know what is really going on.
Will she let you/
or should I set up an appointment with a psychiatrist where they will then say what you are saying.
and yes she would go with me or vica cersa
Yes, my advice is to see the psychiatrist together; ask .......why meds, based on what criteria, for how long? What is the treatment plan.
is it normal for a GP to prescribe this kind of medicine after 1 consultation?
The meds, however, are over used.
the GP prescribed Cipralex - when I read about the side effects I get very worried
All of them have side effects like that, rarely, and that is easily monitored. If she responds well it is not a problem.