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What happens if a patient falls in love with her doctor?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry

In brief: Professionalism

Depends on what type of doctor this is.
It's a transference response, because the patient doesn't really know the doctor. In a psychotherapeutic relationship, it can be discussed for the patient's benefit. With non-psychiatrists, it might lead to transferring the patient to other providers. The needed processing of transference isn't usually an area of expertise in non psychiatric physicians.

In brief: Professionalism

Depends on what type of doctor this is.
It's a transference response, because the patient doesn't really know the doctor. In a psychotherapeutic relationship, it can be discussed for the patient's benefit. With non-psychiatrists, it might lead to transferring the patient to other providers. The needed processing of transference isn't usually an area of expertise in non psychiatric physicians.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Transference

Can hinder progress and needs to be dealt with in the session, or referral to another therapist.

In brief: Transference

Can hinder progress and needs to be dealt with in the session, or referral to another therapist.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank
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