Algophobia

An extreme and intense anxiety and fear of pain.

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Facts

  1. It's most common in elderly people.
  2. Some alternative names are Odynespobia or Odynophobia.
  3. Some symptoms are shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, dry mouth, nausea, etc.
  4. Symptoms of this phobia may also elevate the pain.

Causes

  1. Phobias arise from a combination of external events and internal predispositions. Many specific phobias can be traced back to a specific triggering event, usually a traumatic experience.
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Treatments

  1. Behavior Therapy (Exposure Therapy in Particular)
  2. Psychotherapy
  3. Hypnotherapy
  4. Counseling
  5. Professional Advice
  6. Drugs and Medications