Needle Fears and Phobias

Published on in CHOP News

Whether for vaccination, dental work or blood draws — we all dread needles, with some adults and children suffering from injection phobia.

Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, PhD, Lead Psychologist of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, authored a guest blog post for the Healthy Kids blog with five steps parents can follow to help children overcome needle fears.

Preparing your child for receiving an injection can help alleviate much of the fear and anxiety associated with needles.

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Read a related blog post by Dr. Dahlsgaard.