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Phobias These questions and answers reach both specific and social phobias. Main sources are First and Tasman’s book, 2003, and 10 th Edition of Sadock and Sadock. As of 4Sep08
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Phobia - dx Q. DSM-IV-TR, list five criteria for specific phobia in adults, what are they?
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Phobia – dx - 1 Ans. 1. Excessive and persistent fear, cued by an object or situation. 2. Exposure to the object or situation causes anxiety response. 3. Pt recognizes the fear is unreasonable. 4. see next slide
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phobia – dx - 2 4. The phobic situation is avoided or endured with intense distress. 5. [usually DSM expectation that] causes dysfunction or distress.
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Phobias -- < 18 y/o Q. How does the above criteria differ in those under 18? There are three ways,
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Phobias – dx - < 18 y/o Ans. #2 above may be expressed by crying, tantrums, freezing, or clinging #3 above may not be present. Additional criteria of duration of six months.
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Types Q. Besides social phobia, what are DSM’s other four types of phobias?
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Types Ans.
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