aichmophobia

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Related to Needle phobia: Trypanophobia

aichmophobia

(ˌeɪkməˈfəʊbɪə)
n
the fear of pointed objects, esp needles, pins, etc

aichmophobia

an abnormal fear of pointed objects.
See also: Sharpness
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With both types of needle phobia, once the person has learned to control their physical response to needles, a programme of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is often effective in helping the person to overcome their fears, challenge their use of avoidance as a coping strategy, and access medical treatment when they need it.
Needle phobia - or trypanophobia as it's also known - can differ from other types of phobias.
Amy Baxter said, "I've dealt with needle phobia in the ED.
But, for some people it's more than a needle phobia and rather the belief that it is a risky process.
These are specialised instruments that can be used to avoid needle stick injury and reduce needle phobia among patients.
A BRITISH woman is the first person in the world to have a pancreas transplant because of her severe needle phobia.
This was followed by an overview of needle phobia, presented by Shona Matthews.
The patients had experienced specific anxieties, such as needle phobia, claustrophobia, and the fear of nausea before treatment.
Needle phobia is a recognised medical disorder, affecting approximately 10% of the world population and resulting in fear and avoidance behaviour.