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Phobia
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A fear o speeders is ane o the mair common phobias
Specialty Psychiatry
Symptoms Fear o an object or situation[1]
Complications Suicide[1]
Uisual onset Rapid[1]
Duration Mair than sax months[1]
Teeps Speceefic phobias, social phobia, agoraphobia[1][2]
Causes Spiders, snakes, hichts[3]
Treatment Exposuretherapy, coonsellin, medication[2][4][5]
Medication Antidepressants, benzodiazepines, beta-blockers[4]
Frequency Speceefic phobias: ~5%[1]
Social phobia: ~5%[6]
Agoraphobia: ~2%[6]

A phobia is a teep o anxiety disorder, defined bi a persistent fear o an object or situation.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 American Psychiatric Association (2013), Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.), Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing, pp. 190, 197–202, ISBN 0890425558 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hamm, AO (September 2009). "Specific phobias". The Psychiatric clinics of North America. 32 (3): 577–91. doi:10.1016/j.psc.2009.05.008. PMID 19716991. 
  3. "Specific Phobias". USVA. Archived frae the oreeginal on 14 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Anxiety Disorders". NIMH. March 2016. Archived frae the oreeginal on 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  5. Perugi, G; Frare, F; Toni, C (2007). "Diagnosis and treatment of agoraphobia with panic disorder". CNS Drugs. 21 (9): 741–64. doi:10.2165/00023210-200721090-00004. PMID 17696574. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 American Psychiatric Association (2013), Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.), Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing, pp. 204, 218–219, ISBN 0890425558