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How do medications treat emotional trauma?

Certain medications have been applied to help with the stress and anxiety associated with emotional trauma, though they will not cure the trauma. Antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, tranquilizers, and even antipsychotic medications have been shown to help reduce anxious reactions and improve your ability to sleep. These drugs can lead to addiction and/or have some serious side effects, though, so it's important to discuss any medicinal treatment thoroughly with your doctor.

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