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    brendaauclair posted:
    Hi, my daughter is 15 and breaks out in hives at least twice a week and has had numerous panic attacks, I don't want to put her on medication what should I do?
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    Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
    The first thing that needs to be done is she needs to have a medical evaluation to be sure that there is no medical problem that needs attention. Next, I would think that an evaluation with an experienced cognitive psychologist should be considered prior to her being placed on any medication. My approach is always the most conservative one and I believe this is what you would want, too.

    I hope things do work out well for you and your daughter and that it is just a matter of learning some self-help techniques, perhaps, in social situations.


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