Needle Phobia More Common Than Many Believe

It's a phobia that filmmakers have loved for years. At a tense moment, someone, usually a man, sees a needle and crumples to the floor. But it wasn't until 1997 that the mental health community officially recognized needle phobia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, thanks largely to an article by physician James Hamilton. Now, mental health experts estimate that needle phobia, sometimes called belonephobia, may affect up to 10 percent of the population — and it may...Full Story
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