Psychopathology of specific phobias

Davey, Graham C L (2004) Psychopathology of specific phobias. Psychiatry, 3 (6). pp. 83-86. ISSN 1476-1793

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Almost everyone will claim to have a phobia of some kind. Often these fears are common, such as a fear of spiders. They can sometimes be debilitating and make daily life difficult, such as a fear of riding in a car; or they can just seem unusual or strange, such as a fear of cotton wool or buttons. Phobias are normally defined as an unreasonable fear of a particular situation or object, and they are extraordinarily common, with surveys suggesting that a majority of the general population (60%) experiences 'unreasonable fears'.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Graham Davey
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:33
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2012 11:10
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