Specific Phobic Disorders

Specific phobic disorders are characterized by persistent, unrealistic, intense fear (phobia) before specific situations, circumstances or objects. The phobias lead to anxiety and avoidance behavior. The causes of phobias are unknown. The diagnosis is made on the basis of medical history. The therapy is mainly an exposure therapy. A specific phobia refers to fear and anxiety in certain situations and against objects (see Table: Common phobias *). The situation or…

September 3, 2018
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