Teenager Suffering From Panic Attacks

Pratyusha, the 19-year-old who was brutally tortured by her stepmother and father, is suffering from panic attacks and mild depression.

Published: 21st July 2015 04:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2015 04:45 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Pratyusha, the 19-year-old who was subjected to months of brutal torture at the hands of her stepmother and father, is suffering from panic attacks and mild depression. Her overall physical health condition is stable with external wounds healing.

The Aware Global Hospital, where she is undergoing treatment, has waived off her medical bills and handed over a sum of Rs 1,63, 650 donated by different individuals for her welfare to Ranga Reddy district collector M Raghunandan Rao.

Dr N Ravindra, senior consultant (critical care), said,  “There are no signs of any infection, all vitals are stable, the respiratory rate is normal and investigations report is within normal limits. She is being managed conservatively and is on normal diet.”

Further, he said based on the latest psychometry test reports, Pratyusha has been diagnosed with panic disorder and mild depression with signs of emotional disturbances. “She is being treated with anxiolytic drugs, psychotherapy and supportive care. She, however, did not have any panic attacks today,” Dr Ravindra said.

The hospital has provided complete information on her medical condition to the High Court via LB Nagar Police. It informed the court that the treatment being given to Pratyusha is not being billed and all donations the hospital has received were handed over to the collector  in the form of cheque in the name of Pratyusha on Monday.

State Commission for Protection of Child Rights member Achutha Rao, who was instrumental in Pratyusha’s rescue, said she needs to leave the four walls of the hospital room for recovery. “She has fully recovered. What she needs to do now is get out of hospital and mingle with people of her age,” he said.

The commission had suggested Durgabai Deshmukh instituions for her further recovery.

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