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Trypanophobia Awareness

Guiding tools to help with fears of needles - Survey

What is Trypanophobia?

Trypanophobia is the fear of being poked by an object.

It often manifests as extreme fear when having a medical procedure that involves the use of needles.

Examples of this would be going to a Doctor for your check-up or having a procedure that requires anesthesia for surgery, like wisdom teeth.

Symptoms include:

  • Panic attacks

  • Anxiety attacks

  • Nausea

  • Fainting

  • Heart rate increases



Interviewed in person:

  • Dr. Cathy Collins - Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

  • Dr. Nicholas Miner - Pediatric Dentist

  • Quest Diagnostics - Medical Laboratory Company

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