Trypanophobia: Fear of Needles or Injections

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What is Trypanophobia? This phobia is a common phobia for most people out there in the world, what this phobia means is that people are afraid of Needles or Injections. Some people can handle needles or injections but others just can’t they get so worked up over these things that they eventually just avoid the doctors or some medical treatment or just faint. Being afraid of theses sharp objects can cause a lot of medical concerns to doctors because if something bad happens to the patient such as injury to where they have to be brought into the E.R. they will probably not even go because of the needles that need to be injected in them so ease the pain from that injury. There is a lot of evidence saying how to treat this phobia and what else this phobia can do or how people can come across getting this phobia.

How do people get this phobia throughout their lives to become afraid of injections or needles? The only way that people can obtain this phobia is at a young age witnessing a procedure at a doctor’s office that involves needles or injections to others. They can be witnessing this event first or second hand either being the one getting the injections or watching someone. Some other ways that people become a trypanophobia is by being restrained or controlled which is a result of repressive uprising. One of the worst things that can possibly make someone also a trypanophobia is by being around someone who is a poor handler of needles. Some symptoms to keep an eye out for someone who is a trypanophobia is the feelings of dread panic, automatic or uncontrollable reactions, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, trembling, and extreme avoidance of doctors office.

There are different fears or phobias around in the world and there are different ways to treat those problems the most common treatment that a lot of people did was Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, this is a therapy process that makes the patient go face their fears straight up. The one problem with...
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