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If a child has been physically or emotionally abused are there any medications they can take to help heal things?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Sometimes various medical treatments can help.
. It depends on the individual case. Check with your doctor.

In brief: Depends

Sometimes various medical treatments can help.
. It depends on the individual case. Check with your doctor.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Medicine can have some role in reducing behaviors, but work on dealing with the feelings themselves also is essential.
Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No meds, therapy

Therapy is a better treatment option in emotional or physical abuse of children.
However depression and anxiety is common in children who have been abused and that may respond to medications such as ssri like prozac (fluoxetine). However side effects like activation or akathesia ( subjective anxiety) is common with such medications especially in young children.

In brief: No meds, therapy

Therapy is a better treatment option in emotional or physical abuse of children.
However depression and anxiety is common in children who have been abused and that may respond to medications such as ssri like prozac (fluoxetine). However side effects like activation or akathesia ( subjective anxiety) is common with such medications especially in young children.
Dr. Mohammed Younus
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