Phobias are anxiety disorders that can have a significant impact on a person’s lifestyle, due to the distress and symptoms suffered. This article discusses the characteristics of the three classified phobias, their assessment and treatment, as well as self-help interventions
This article discusses the characteristics of the different phobic disorders, their assessment and treatment.
After reading this article and completing the exercises, you will:
define and differentiate agoraphobia, social phobia and specific phobia;
state the general prevalence of phobias;
describe two assessment measures used for phobias;
describe two forms of psychological treatment used to treat phobias;
discuss the role of nurse therapists in the treatment of phobias.
Mental Health Practice. 3, 8, 30-35. doi: 10.7748/mhp2000.05.3.8.30.c1673
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