trypanophobia

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Related to Fear of needles: Aichmophobia, belonephobia

trypanophobia

Morbid fear of needles, pins and other sharp objects.

While this term is the most common formal term for needle phobia, it does not fill a lexical void other than to formalise “needle phobia”, which remains more commonly used and understood.
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Seven out of 10 people with a fear of needles had a bad experience before age 10.
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He said he had little recollection of events afterwards, including his refusal to give a breath sample or blood because of his medication and fear of needles.
For now, these new iPhone applications are targeting fear of spiders, flying and dentists, with fear of needles, Trypanophobia, planned for the future.
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Participants recalled their fear of needles, blood collection and test results, which decreased with ongoing exposure.
Keith Lamb spent thousands of dollars and years of torment trying to solve his fear of needles problem so he could have basic medical and dental care.
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The two brothers disappear and there's only him left, so he has to face his fear of needles.