aichmophobia

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aichmophobia

[‚āk·mō′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of sharp or pointed objects.
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Lamb, who has posted a website called "The Needle Phobia Information Site," (www.
This effect varied from most of the residents refusing treatment and citing needle phobia, lack of belief in its effectiveness, fear of the unknown, and anxiety about pain, to most, if not all, accepting treatment.
FAIR CITY RTE One - Today, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8pm ZUMO comes clean to shocked mum Vivienne and sister Charlotte that he never took the blood test, and reveals the reason behind his needle phobia.
Cognitive-behavioral methods can also desensitize individuals with needle phobia.
Multiple attempts agitate the client, compromise the respect the client has for the nurse and increase needle phobia.
Hypnosis can be used successfully to help a patient overcome a needle phobia or fear of entering a MRI machine.
Needle phobia affects 10% of adults, resulting in healthcare avoidance, a critically low supply of blood donors, and decreased vaccination rates of their children.
Mohammad Al Zeghaty, a 28-year-old senior relationship manager from Canada, said: "I have a needle phobia as I had a bad childhood experience regarding hospitals; I was once hospitalised briefly and received multiple injections over a period of one week.
Needle phobia is a reason for nonadherence and is a documented difficulty encountered with injectable medications for chronic disease (American Psychiatric Association, 1994; Zambanini & Feher, 1997).
1999;46:239-46), and that extreme needle phobia exists in about 1% of patients (J.
Garry said: "I have felt trapped in my old routine for so long, and this will give me freedom from my very stressful needle phobia.