Be Guided by the Evidence...Phobias are extremely common in the general population and can involve a very significant social disability and burden for the family. Most cases remain undiagnosed, and many of those that are diagnosed are treated inappropriately. It is therefore essential to reduce the gap between scientific evidence and clinical experience to improve diagnosis and treatment of these mental disorders. This volume provides Coverage of different types of phobias including agoraphobia, social phobia and specific phobias, including diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, as well as a discussion of the social and economic burdens caused by phobias An unbiased and reliable reference point. The unique series format of review chapters followed by commentaries. This seventh volume in the World Psychiatric Association Series Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry is of relevance to all psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses and policy makers.
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