Phobias: nature, assessment and treatment
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Phobias: nature, assessment and treatment

Paul Rogers Wales Office of Research and Development Researcher, Caswell Clinic, Glanrhyd Hospital, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust
Kevin Gournay Professor of Psychiatric Nursing, Institute of Psychiatry, Bethlem and Maudsley NHS Trust

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, assessment and treatment of the three classified phobias, as well as self-help interventions.

Nursing Standard. 15, 30, 37-43. doi: 10.7748/ns2001.