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Propranolol (inderal) for test anxiety in kids?

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: I don't do this.

Some drs treat test anxiety w/ propanolol(inderal).
I do not. This med is cognitively suppressive-esp if used episodically-so it can backfire. My experience is that there are better meds& methods. Also, I do not treat this anxiety only during testing. Whatever meds are used should be used routinely; otherwise, it is less effective. Plus, the patient needs to be acclimated well in advance of test.

In brief: I don't do this.

Some drs treat test anxiety w/ propanolol(inderal).
I do not. This med is cognitively suppressive-esp if used episodically-so it can backfire. My experience is that there are better meds& methods. Also, I do not treat this anxiety only during testing. Whatever meds are used should be used routinely; otherwise, it is less effective. Plus, the patient needs to be acclimated well in advance of test.
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