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A 48-year-old female asked:

Can you offer guidance to help with a deathly fear of anesthesia? i have had 2 surgical experiences and both were horrible. one was general and the other was the semi conscious type. i can remember bits & pieces of both. also - i have red hair?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
You have every reason to be upset. Management of your fear , however, will require support. Ask your GP to recommend a qualified mental health professional.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Agree with emotional support, and have found that cognitive-behavioural therapy has been a very efficient and effective approach. Biofeedback can teach control measures to deal with fears.
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Last updated Apr 14, 2021

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