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What is Aichmophobia? Symptoms, Causes and Treatment for Aichmophobia

Aichmophobia is an extreme fear of pointed objects or needles. Symptoms are feeling of panic, dread, terror, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, trembling, fainting, dry mouth, fainting and anxiety. A painful injection or a needle stick experienced by oneself or others tends to develop Aichmophobia. The cause can also be inherited reflex. Treatment includes behavior therapy, anti-anxiety medication, psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, exposure therapy, and relaxation techniques which include controlling breathing and visualization.

by Margaret Walker on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:02

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