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A 50-year-old female asked:

My son is mentally challenged as well as autistic..he has been very aggressive the last few months and hurting himself and hitting doirs and walls..please would it be possible to give him a calming tablet?. rescue and calmettes do not work...he is 30?

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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
MEDICATION: Best to discuss medication with your Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. consult another for a second opinion. Have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if your son has a physical illness. Fears and anxiety could be heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Try to help him feel safe & hopeful to elevate his immune system.
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Last updated Dec 16, 2020

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