Hemophobia or blood phobia

Hemophobia or blood phobia

Video on hemophobia

Does the sight of blood make you feel dizzy or anxious? Perhaps the mere idea of ​​undergoing certain blood-related medical procedures makes you feel a lump in your stomach.

The term for irrational fear of blood is hemophobia. It is included in the category of “specific phobia” in the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V).

While some people may feel uncomfortable with the blood from time to time, hemophobia is an extreme fear of seeing blood, getting tested, or getting injections where there may be blood. This phobia can have a serious impact on your life, especially if you skip important medical appointments because of this.

The psychologist Xevi Molas explains everything in this interesting video.