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TRYPANOPHOBIA-AN EXTREME AND IRRATIONAL FEAR OF MEDICAL PROCEDURES: AN OVERVIEW

@inproceedings{Tyagi2010TRYPANOPHOBIAANEA,
  title={TRYPANOPHOBIA-AN EXTREME AND IRRATIONAL FEAR OF MEDICAL PROCEDURES: AN OVERVIEW},
  author={Satyanand Tyagi and Pramod Yadav and Sunanda Saxena and Rajesh A. Dodia and Tanvi D. Patel},
  year={2010}
}
A phobia is an irrational, intense and persistent fear of certain situations, activities, things, animals, or people. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared stimulus. Trypanophobia is an extreme reaction of fear to the use of needles in any type of medical environment. While many people experience some degree of aversion to receiving a shot at the doctor’s office, persons who suffer from trypanophobia tend to take on levels of anxiety that… 

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