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Is it possible for someone who has been physically abusive to ever not be abusive again? And could medication help with this?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Abuse

It is absolutely possible.
I really like your attitude and good intentions. You could try writing out a list of behaviors which are positive and based on no abuse. Then, you can plan your work and work your plan. Good luck.

In brief: Abuse

It is absolutely possible.
I really like your attitude and good intentions. You could try writing out a list of behaviors which are positive and based on no abuse. Then, you can plan your work and work your plan. Good luck.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Julia Frank
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Abusiveness

Some medications do modify aggressive behavior (lithium and ssris in particular) but it is important to get counseling to regain control over abusive tendencies.

In brief: Abusiveness

Some medications do modify aggressive behavior (lithium and ssris in particular) but it is important to get counseling to regain control over abusive tendencies.
Dr. Julia Frank
Dr. Julia Frank
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Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and yes

The cycle of abuse can be stopped.
That your asking the question is a good sign. You can choose to be happy and non abusive. Medication can help with anxiety and depression. A good councilor is important to help guide you through the work necessary to change your behavior. Your beliefs determine your behavior. To change your behavior, change your beliefs!

In brief: Yes and yes

The cycle of abuse can be stopped.
That your asking the question is a good sign. You can choose to be happy and non abusive. Medication can help with anxiety and depression. A good councilor is important to help guide you through the work necessary to change your behavior. Your beliefs determine your behavior. To change your behavior, change your beliefs!
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
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