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A 51-year-old female asked:

After my appt. to ask ?'s about treatment & had major anxiety- when leaving i hugged dr. i'm so embarrassed?! do docs know patients get emotional?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Hugging a doc: Yes, it is very normal for patients to get emotional. The concerns you had are very important to both of you. A spontaneous hug is understood although the doc will keep everything on a professional level. We have emotions also that we are trained to keep in balance. Peace and good health.

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Last updated Feb 9, 2017

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