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What is Ergasiophobia ?
Ergasiophobia- 1) Fear of work or functioning. 2) Surgeon's fear of operating.
Symptoms of Ergasiophobia
Emotional fainting is in marked contrast to the physiological reaction experienced by most specific phobia suffers. This consists of a heightened response in the sympathetic nervous system that causes tachycardia (an increased heartbeat rate) and hypertension (raised blood pressure), along with a range of other possible symptoms of fear.
Studies usually reveal a high incidence of fainting (seventy per cent or greater) among blood-injury injection phobics during exposure to the feared stimulus. However, it is interesting to note that fainting is also quite common among blood donors who are not known to be phobic, the rate running at about five per cent of those who give blood. Readers who are blood donors will know that they are monitored for signs of fainting after donation. However, there is no good medical reason why fainting should occur.
Treatment of Ergasiophobia
Since fainting is so prevalent in this category of specific phobia, treatment has two purposes that must be addressed simultaneously. These are to reverse the physiological processes that lead to fainting while, at the same time, reducing and hopefully eliminating the fear caused by the phobic stimulus. Classic graduated exposure therapy has been shown to help some patients.