Avoiding Treatment Failures in Specific Phobias

Part of the Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders book series (SARD)


When systematic research on phobias began, fears related to specific objects or situations were still called “simple phobias” (see Marks, 1969), a term that misleadingly implied that these phobias were of low severity. In fact, specific phobias can incur serious life impairment, in the range of other mental disorders (Becker et al., 2007). Since the introduction of DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association, 1994), they are listed by the preferable term specific phobias (see Hofmann, Alpers, & Pauli, 2009).


Anxiety Disorder Panic Disorder Specific Phobia Fear Response Exposure Therapy 
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