When I cut myself, I have a panic attack, and I believe that I have a phobia of it. Is there a name of a phobia where I have a fear of my own cuts?

Other people's cuts and blood do not have the same effect on me, it is just my own. I don't have aichmophobia (a fear of sharp objects)

I do not have a fear of blood, so it's not haemophobia.

Injections are fine, I've had loads.

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    Sorry, I was trying to be a bit creative with the title! ;)
    – George
    May 20, 2016 at 17:34
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    It's totally fine to be creative but I assume(not sure) that the title of a question is used by search engines to map the data on the question's page. One would only search I'm scared of my own cuts if they want to know about the fear and about overcoming it but they're more likely to type Word for fear of one's own cuts on Google if they're interested in the name of fear rather that the fear itself. I edited the title just so it could benefit everyone else who'd Google it in future. Hope you don't mind. :-)
    – 7_R3X
    May 20, 2016 at 17:42
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    @7_R3X, It's fine, I don't mind at all
    – George
    May 20, 2016 at 17:45
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    How about Traumaphobia? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traumatophobia
    – Ron Jensen
    May 20, 2016 at 17:49
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    Other phobias are Algophobia (fear of pain), Amychophobia (fear of being scratched). I don't think what you have would be characterised as a phobia since with most phobias one's reaction would occur before or in anticipation of an event. Freezing after the event might be a form of shock.
    – Peter
    May 20, 2016 at 19:30

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According to Campell's Psychiatric Dictionary, which I have here in hardcopy, the closest match is traumatophobia which means a fear of injuries, but is not specifically fear of injury to one's self. (It offers belonophobia as a fear of sharp objects, if that pertains.)

All that said, please be aware that, excepting agoraphobia, these –phobia constructions are considered archaic in modern psychiatry. If you were to present for treatment of this condition, you would be diagnosed as having Specific phobia, fear of injury as per the ICD-10-CM (US), code F40.233, or Specific phobia, blood-injection-injury as per the DSM5, code 300.28.

I have no idea why agoraphobia is still called agoraphobia.

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