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  1. I’m afraid of finding out if i have something wrong with me and i don’t know if i want to know or not. I have been afraid of doctors since i was a little girl and the seem like scary people. I get anxiety and panic attacks for the appointment and during the appointment. any advice?

    • Hi Tina,
      Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you. I would suggest that you get to know your doctor before he or she examines you. This could be a consultation where you meet in the office, not the exam room, and you get to ask questions about anything you need to know. If you haven’t tried therapy, I might also suggest that you see a therapist who can help you with this fear. EMDR could be helpful if there is an early trauma involved
      Hope this helps.
      Best wishes, Phyllis Klein, LCSW

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