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Is it uncommon to have anxiety attacks before surgery?

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Common

Anxiety before surgery is to be expected.
I suggest methods of relaxation such as meditation, music, exercise, sexual activity (protection), moderate use of alcohol (if ok with surgeon), family/friends support. I also ask patients to remember that objectively speaking, they should be aware that they will be safer during the time of surgery that driving on the freeway. Best wishes.

In brief: Common

Anxiety before surgery is to be expected.
I suggest methods of relaxation such as meditation, music, exercise, sexual activity (protection), moderate use of alcohol (if ok with surgeon), family/friends support. I also ask patients to remember that objectively speaking, they should be aware that they will be safer during the time of surgery that driving on the freeway. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anxiety,

Depends on type of surgery, if prepared for it, if have anxiety disorder to begin with, and if expectations of outcome are negative.

In brief: Anxiety,

Depends on type of surgery, if prepared for it, if have anxiety disorder to begin with, and if expectations of outcome are negative.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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