Of the anxiety disorders, specific phobia is one of the most common, affecting up to 20% of young people. Phobias have a complex clinical presentation in youth and are associated with substantial impairment. If untreated they tend to have an unremitting course resulting in lifelong suffering. In this chapter, we discuss the phenomenology and etiology of the phobias and then describe current evidence-based approaches to assessing and treating this disorder in youth. Latest advances in literature are discussed and recommendations given for future basic sciences and applied research in the area.
|Title of host publication||Pediatric anxiety disorders|
|Editors||Scott N. Compton, Marianne A. Villabø, Hanne Kristensen|
|Place of Publication||London, United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- specific phobia
- one session treatment