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Is abilify an appropriate drug for a nine year old girl What

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Is abilify an appropriate drug for a nine year old girl? What about the combo with prozac? Treatment is for depression, anger control, and anxiety. Any other suggestions.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Lively replied 7 years ago.


Abilify can be used for nine year old children, usually those who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and/or ADD. It is safe to combine with Prozac. Have you noticed any improvement in your daughter's symptoms on these medications? If not, I would suggest discussing it further with her psychiatrist and perhaps specifically mentioning the symptoms that continue to be problematic for her (and/or for your family).


Also, finding a good child psychologist who can work with your daughter would probably be very helpful. Oftentimes issues of anger management and anxiety (especially) are very responsive to psychotherapy.

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