Anxiety Canada – MAPS - adult diagnosis of specific phobia

Category

DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for a Specific Phobia adult diagnosis of specific phobia


Specific phobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by clinically significant manifestations, course, and diagnosis of specific phobia in adults.

The epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, course, and diagnosis of specific phobia in adults are also discussed separately.

A specific phobia is an intense and irrational fear of a specified object or situation . This anxiety disorder affects about 19 million adults and.

Sixteen adults aged 45–68 with DSM-IV diagnosis of a specific phobia received a manualized intervention over ten weeks, and were compared with a control.