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here is my first question, it may help you answer my follow up.  I recently saw a physiatrist for the first time recently. I am 27 and was seeking help with anxiety disorder and phobias. The dr. told me several times how attractive I am in many different descriptive ways.   Is he doing this to see how I react to compliments or is it inappropriate? I do really like him and think he is a good doctor. We are both married. I would be seeing him only once a month.<br /><br />I was given an answer by a psychologist and was told his behavior was inapporpriate and I agree now, especially after seeing the doctor a few more sessions. <br /><p> </p><p>Optional Information: <br /> Gender: Female<br /> Age: 27<br /><br /> Already Tried: <br /> I am on medication for anxiety</p><br /><br /><br />NEW QUESTION:<br /><br />Thank you. That situation was very confusing for me and you answer helped when making my final decision not to continue to see him. He prescribed a lot of medication and I took it for about a month and then wanted to stop and he didn't respond for several days how to lower my dose.   I finally feel like myself again.   <br />I do still have a horrible fear of the dentist and have no idea how I am going to trust another doctor or get over this phobia. I am at a point where I am losing my molars and need them pulled but I can't even call a dentist office due to denial and fear.   <br />I saw my psychiatrist twice for a total of four hours and besides him flirting and writing prescriptions I feel I was hardly helped. <br /> I know it takes longer than four hours to get over a life time fear, but I feel much further from the dentist than I was before I saw a psychiatrist (and a psychologist (2 hours) he wanted us all to be a "team" ). So my question is what is your professional advice, how do people like me get to the dentist or find good professional help to get over these things? Thanks!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Carol Kryder LMFT replied 6 years ago.
Carol Kryder LMFT :

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Carol Kryder LMFT :

I think your best bet would be to find someone who does cognitive-behavioral therapy with a specialization in phobias. This person should be familiar with systematic desensitization therapy. You might also seek out a dentist who works with general anesthesia, so you can sleep through the procedure. By the way, I agree the psychiatrist was not appropriate and you did well to stop seeing him.

Carol Kryder LMFT :

Please let me know if you have further questions or require clarification about anything I have said.

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