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[6 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Aichmophobia is a specific phobia which is defined as an abnormal and morbid fear of sharp objects such as knives, needles, and pencils.  This type of phobia is often mistaken for Trypanophobia which is an irrational and extreme fear of medical procedures which involve injections and/or hypodermic needles.
Symptoms of Aichmophobia may include:

Pounding heart, palpitations or accelerated heartbeat
Chest pain and/or discomfort
Shortness of breath
Shaking or trembling and excessive sweating
Stomach distress and nausea
Feeling of being detached from reality
Fear of dying, losing control, going crazy or fainting

Aichmophobia may cause intense and disabling anxiety, panic …