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Are there any good medications that help with coping with a bad sexual abuse situation in the past?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Medication will help with managing sx that you may experiences as a result of abuse -- mood, sleep, etc.
Discussing your issues with a psychologist or a counselor specializing in sexual abuse and/or traumatic experiences will help you with working through your experiences. Good luck!

In brief: See below

Medication will help with managing sx that you may experiences as a result of abuse -- mood, sleep, etc.
Discussing your issues with a psychologist or a counselor specializing in sexual abuse and/or traumatic experiences will help you with working through your experiences. Good luck!
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is very good advice. A short course of psychotherapy will be FAR more helpful than anything else we can offer.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Thank you Dr. Friedlander.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

There are some medications that help with symptoms of ptsd, like ssri's (prozac, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) etc) but these only help with some symptoms, like moodiness, being too panicky and general anxiety.
Some medications help with nightmares, like some blood pressure medications (prazosin, clonidine) but little else. However, therapy can help all those symptoms and can even cure them if done correctly.

In brief: Maybe

There are some medications that help with symptoms of ptsd, like ssri's (prozac, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) etc) but these only help with some symptoms, like moodiness, being too panicky and general anxiety.
Some medications help with nightmares, like some blood pressure medications (prazosin, clonidine) but little else. However, therapy can help all those symptoms and can even cure them if done correctly.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No, therapy helps

Medications do not help with memories and emotions associated with sexual abuse, however medications do help with coping with depression, anxiety as well as ptsd associated with abuse.
Expression of emotions does become easy in therapy. Common medications used are ssri; prozac, zoloft (sertraline) etc and at times benzodiazepines like Clonazepam and Alprazolam etc.

In brief: No, therapy helps

Medications do not help with memories and emotions associated with sexual abuse, however medications do help with coping with depression, anxiety as well as ptsd associated with abuse.
Expression of emotions does become easy in therapy. Common medications used are ssri; prozac, zoloft (sertraline) etc and at times benzodiazepines like Clonazepam and Alprazolam etc.
Dr. Mohammed Younus
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Dr. Jason Berman
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Possibly

anxiety medication can help.
But also consider talk therapy to work through traumatic experiences. I wish you well.

In brief: Possibly

anxiety medication can help.
But also consider talk therapy to work through traumatic experiences. I wish you well.
Dr. Jason Berman
Dr. Jason Berman
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