PTSD Returns During a Trip to the Dentist

PTSD Returns During a Trip to the Dentist

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PTSD Returns During a Trip to the Dentist

My son, Caeleb, recently had his first appointment with a new dentist following our recent move, which led to our first experience with an old concern: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Caeleb, 15, has had a fear of needles for many years, and as part of his hemophilia treatment, he had to endure daily attempts at accessing his Port-a-Cath, as well as regular intravenous (IV) injections in the hospital. There was a time when he was…

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