A marked, persistent, excessive, and unreasonable fear of an object, activity, place, or situation
Symptoms develop in the presence/antici...
Irrational or ego-dystonic fear of a specific situation, activity, or object with associated avoidant behavior
Perform a mental status exam.
First-line treatment for specific phobia is behavioral therapy, which includes exposure therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
Treat major psychiatric disorders first (bipolar, schiz...
Outpatient, as needed for medical management
Referral for outpatient psychotherapy (CBT)
F40.9 Phobic anxiety disorder, unspecified
F40.00 Agoraphobia, unspecified
F40.218 Other animal type phobia
F40.11 Social phobia, generalized
F40.220 Fear of thunderstorms
F40.01 Agoraphobia wit...
CBT is a first-line, long-term effective treatment of panic with agoraphobia and social phobia. Behavioral exposure therapies are first-line, long-term effective treatments for specifi...
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