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A 17-year-old female asked:

Im 18 f. physically abused. ever since, failing in college. abused for marks. counselor taking me to gp tomorrow. can a gp really help in my case?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: A GP is a great place to start for a general physical exam and wellness profile. S/he can also direct your care with appropriate referrals and can over see any medications that might be prescribed. Best wishes!
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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: I am glad you are opening up to someone and starting the process of healing. Your doctor may help with finding the resources you need to get on the road of recovery, You will probably need a counselor, probably a psychiatrist and may need other resources as well
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