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Why the Fear of Doctors or Iatrophobia Is so Common

verywellmind.com

Iatrophobia is a fear of doctors

Since most people do not enjoy visiting a doctor, it can be difficult to know whether your symptoms of iatrophobia is a full-blown phobia.

But there are a few signs that may show if your fear is out of proportion with normal anxiety towards doctor's visits.

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  • Obsessive worrying. You may find it difficult to focus on other things. You may experience feelings of panic once you have reached the doctor's office.
  • Other illness-related phobias. You may worry that you need to see a doctor for minor ailme...

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It is important that you seek treatment as untreated iatrophobia can cause you to avoid needed medical care and put your well-being at risk.

  • Some mental health providers offer services via telephone or the internet and can help you tame your phobia enough to face an in-person visit...

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