Are you evaluating a patient who expresses fear about a medical procedure?

Is the fear related to ?

• receiving an injection or vaccination?

• having blood drawn?

• donating blood?

• the sight of needles or syringes?

• the sight of blood associated with injury?

• any invasive medical procedure?

Does the person experience a marked and persistent fear when in a triggering situation?

Does the the stimulus almost always provoke an immediate anxiety response?

Does the person recognize the fear as excessive and unreasonable?

Does the person try to avoid situations where the stimulus might be encountered?

Does the person endure a triggering situation with intense anxiety or distress?

Does the avoidance or anxiety interfere with the person's life or cause marked distress?

Can the anxiety, panic attacks or phobic avoidance be better explained by another mental disorder?


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