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

Phobia
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A fear o speeders is ane o the mair common phobias
SpecialtyPsychiatry
SymptomsFear o an object or situation[1]
ComplicationsSuicide[1]
Uisual onsetRapid[1]
DurationMair nor sax month[1]
TeepsSpeceefic phobias, social phobia, agoraphobia[1][2]
CausesSpiders, snakes, hichts[3]
TreatmentExposuretherapy, coonsellin, medication[2][4][5]
MedicationAntidepressants, benzodiazepines, beta-blockers[4]
FrequencySpeceefic phobias: ~5%[1]
Social phobia: ~5%[6]
Agoraphobia: ~2%[6]
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  1. a b c d e f g American Psychiatric Association (2013), Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.), Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing, pp. 190, 197–202, ISBN 0890425558
  2. a b 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 original on 14 Julie 2016. Retrieved 26 Julie 2016. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  4. a b "Anxiety Disorders". NIMH. Mairch 2016. Archived frae the original on 27 Julie 2016. Retrieved 27 Julie 2016. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  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. a b American Psychiatric Association (2013), Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.), Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing, pp. 204, 218–219, ISBN 0890425558