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    teen anxiety
    brendaauclair posted:
    Hello, my child is 15 and has had numerous panic attacks and breaks out in hives at least 3 times a week, I really don't want to have to put her on medication what do you think can help?
    Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
    Your post looks familiar to me and I believe I may already have answered this. Repeated attacks of panic and breaking out in hives several times a week is really something that should be evaluated by your medical doctor first. I don't think that medication, necessarily, would be needed and I certainly can understand your reluctance to do so.

    As I said, however, the first step is to have the medical evaluation and then you can decide where to go from there. If medically everything is okay, then I suggest you have an evaluation by a licensed cognitive psychologist.
    Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hello Brendaauclair!

    Dr. Farrell is correct that she did Previously Answer Your Post . I'm including a link so you can review it, too.

    Best wishes to you and your teen,


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