5 doctors weighed in:

Would taking Valium or Versed right after a terror attack block memories and prevent nightmares?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Concerned

Now why would you ask such a question? If you have been involved in such a teams tic event you need to get professional help turning to a medication such as Valium will only add to and give you more issues.
If you have been traumatized see a doctor right away

In brief: Concerned

Now why would you ask such a question? If you have been involved in such a teams tic event you need to get professional help turning to a medication such as Valium will only add to and give you more issues.
If you have been traumatized see a doctor right away
Dr. Karen Butler
Dr. Karen Butler
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and NO

There have been isolated studies that hint at Valium-like drugs that can blunt memory of traumatic events but no large randomized studies to date.

In brief: Yes and NO

There have been isolated studies that hint at Valium-like drugs that can blunt memory of traumatic events but no large randomized studies to date.
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
These were given immediately after the event and for only 1-2 doses. An experimental model only.
Dr. Samuel Lee
Urology

In brief: No

Psychological counseling is the best option.
Medications such as a Valium & versed can be addictive and not readily available without medical attention

In brief: No

Psychological counseling is the best option.
Medications such as a Valium & versed can be addictive and not readily available without medical attention
Dr. Samuel Lee
Dr. Samuel Lee
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