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Is being attracted to your psychiatrist something that can be discussed and overcome, or should the pt be referred to another physician?
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Discuss
Positive (or negative) feelings toward one's psychiatrist or therapist are normal & expected.
Freud called it "transference". Even sexual attraction is common, although an ethical doctor never permits it to become action. Discussing such feelings can help you learn about yourself, & will make the doctor-pt relationship feel less awkward. All thoughts & feelings are safely discussed in therapy.

In brief: Discuss
Positive (or negative) feelings toward one's psychiatrist or therapist are normal & expected.
Freud called it "transference". Even sexual attraction is common, although an ethical doctor never permits it to become action. Discussing such feelings can help you learn about yourself, & will make the doctor-pt relationship feel less awkward. All thoughts & feelings are safely discussed in therapy.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Um, thanks. Actually, transference happens online too. See: http://blog.stevenreidbordmd.com/?p=23
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Transference
Should be discussed they interfere with your treatment--if they persist see someone else they used to say the best therapist is one you slightly dislike.

In brief: Transference
Should be discussed they interfere with your treatment--if they persist see someone else they used to say the best therapist is one you slightly dislike.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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