What is plasma phobia – Its symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

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Plasma Phobia is a type of anxiety disorder that causes the sufferer to be afraid of plasma screens. The screen becomes an object of dread because it makes the individual feel trapped and unable to escape, which is often the case with public screens.  A person will become extremely anxious when they are near or in front of a screen, which may cause them to feel dizzy, nauseous, or faint. Some people also struggle to see anything on the screen because their eyesight becomes blurry.

What causes plasma phobia:

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Phobias are strong, irrational fears of objects or situations that cause extreme panic. A plasma phobia is the fear of waves and energy sources. The symptoms can include dizziness, nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, etc., while the causes may vary from a previous experience with plasma waves to a general fear of electromagnetic fields.

How plasma phobia can be treated:

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It is cured by plasma transfusion which is a plasma replacement. The transfusion is obtained from donations. It is donated by volunteers who are not debilitated by any disease. The donor should also be collected to avoid problems of blood bank overloads. That is collected from donations is then separated into products. The plasma product comes in different forms like Cryoprecipitate, Albumin, and Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP).

Some of the common plasma phobia symptoms are:

1.  Having a panic attack after seeing blood or watching people getting pricked by a needle.

2. Having a panic attack when you or someone else is bleeding from a cut or a wound.

3.  Getting dizzy, faint, and feeling nauseous when seeing blood on your skin after getting poked with a needle at the doctor’s office.

4. Having to avoid going to the doctor’s appointment because you might see blood.

5. Feeling anxious before going to a doctor’s appointment because you know you will be seen by blood work and/or blood testing.

6. Avoid going out in public because of the fear that something may happen to cause bleeding or seeing someone else get hurt or injured, etc.

7. KeepAvoid plasma screens because it makes you feel like an animal in a cage that can’t escape, etc.


This phobia is a type of anxiety disorder that causes people to have an intense fear or panic attack when they see blood, plasma, and other things related to the circulatory system. Symptoms may include dizziness, feeling faint/nauseous, having a panic attack, or avoiding going to their doctor’s appointment because there will be related tests involved. This article has given you some insight into what plasma phobia is as well as tips for how one can relieve symptoms by taking steps like talking with a therapist who specializes in this kind of trauma. If you know someone who suffers from plasma phobia it might also help them out if you share these insights!

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