If your blood pressure registers high at doctors appointments—but in any other setting it is normal—you may be suffering from white coat syndrome. Read our article to explore what causes the symptoms and effective strategies to treat it.
The fear of crowds (enochlophobia) is particularly difficult to manage because much of our daily lives involve interaction with groups of people. We explore where this fear comes from, as well as effective strategies and resources to get help.
If the thought of seeing a doctor leaves you reeling with anxiety, you may be suffering from iatrophobia. The ability to see a doctor is important to your health and well-being, so this is one fear you will want to overcome.
Trypanophobia (pronounced [try-pan-oh-fo-bee-ah]) is defined as the fear of needles, having your blood drawn, getting an injection or shot — basically, any procedure involving a needle.
Dentophobia is defined as the fear of dentists and/or having dental work done. It is also referred to as odontophobia (which is more closely associated with a fear of teeth).
Somniphobia is defined as an irrational or abnormal fear of sleep. Your anxiety related to sleep is so consuming that you spend your days exhausted.