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Vaccinophobia – an exaggerated or irrational fear of vaccines or vaccination

Symptoms of vaccinophobia:

  • Irrational fear of vaccines or vaccination
  • Feeling of panic
  • Feeling of terror
  • Feeling of dread
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Trembling
  • Anxiety

Treatment for Vaccinophobia:

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Vaccinophobia includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Behavior therapy, anti-anxiety medication
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Exposure therapy
  • Relaxation techniques – controlled breathing, visualisation
  • Medication
  • Medications to treat anxiety may be utilised, but there are no studies that support the efficacy of medication in the treatment of specific phobias