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A 20-year-old male asked:

Hi doctor is there surgical intervention for anxiety that cant be treated by normal treatment?

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Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Anxiety: You should have a medical evaluation to ensure that there’s nothing physical that’s causing your anxiety. If medical reasons for it are ruled out and it's not caused by anything physical, there are several meds that are beneficial; however, the combination of meds and therapy are often more effective than just meds or therapy alone. Please see your provider and discuss a medical eval. Good luck!
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Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
The surgery would: likely create more problems than it was designed to cure. There are exception in the medical literature, but the anxiety that engendered the surgery was soooooooooooooo extreme, and nothing else worked previously. Are you in that condition? I would resort to a psychiatrist first, then? http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html
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Last updated May 10, 2016


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