Needle Phobia

By Renée Grinnell

A debilitating fear of injections or hypodermic needles; also known as trypanophobia.

Example: The child’s vaccination record is not up-to-date because she is terrified of receiving injections and faints when her doctor approaches with the needle.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 24 Oct 2008