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How do I get over my fear of needles?

How do I get over my fear of needles?

Ind source: If you can remember what causes it then addressing the fear directly with help you get over it. Hypnosis can help. Efr (emotional freedom technique...Can easily find on the web) can also help. Homeopathic argentum nitricum can help before specific situations. Also using oragel on the arm 5 minutes before blood draws helps numb the area and that helps those who don't like pain. ...Read more

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Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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How do I get over my fear of needles and blood?

How do I get over my fear of needles and blood?

Needle phobia: Cognitive behavioral therapy can be very helpful in overcoming phobias -- including those about needles and blood. A psychologist, psychiatrist, or other therapist who does this work can assess your needs, and recommend a suitable approach to help you. There would be regular sessions and most likely also homework outside of sessions. ...Read more

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What do I do to get over my fear of needles?

What do I do to get over my fear of needles?

Manage any phobia: With relaxation training & cognitive behavioral therapy with gradual exposure. Learning to calm your body and your mind is the key. Find a mental health professional who treats anxiety/phobia. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get over my fear of needles?

Can i tell me how i can get over my fear of needles?

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy is a great way to get over various fears and phobias. You need a psychologist or other psychotherapist who's experienced with this, for best results. Sometimes hypnosis can be helpful too. You can find psychotherapists in your area via http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/ -- use the menu under "find a therapist" and put in your zip code. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What do I do to get over my fear of needles/injections?

What do I do to get over my fear of needles/injections?

CBT phobia therapy: A therapist experienced with treating phobias would be a good idea. It's like unlearning the fear and learning how to tolerate feelings associated with unrealistic threat. As this is a fairly common phobia, there are therapists who have really effective strategies. Good luck working with one of them! ...Read more

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Why can't I get over my fear of needles? It's soooo bad

Why can't I get over my fear of needles? It's soooo bad

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could get over my fear of needles?

Can you tell me how i could get over my fear of needles?

Fear: Imagery works fairly well. Close your eyes & visualize yourself in wheelchair until you start getting tense, and here you open your eyes & reassure yourself you are ok & no wheelchair is around. With drowning fear, same idea, except replace wheelchair with being in water swimming. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could get over my fear of needles/injections?

Can you tell me how i could get over my fear of needles/injections?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get over my fear of needles and blood?

Can you tell me how I could get over my fear of needles and blood?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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How can I get over fear of needles?

CBT : Systematic desensitization is a specific type of behavior therapy that is very helpful to individuals to overcome fears. It involves gradual exposure to the feared stimulus while teaching a person to be able to be able to acclimate to their own feelings of fear. Contact a licensed psychologist trained in cognitive behavioral therapy for this type of treatment. ...Read more

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