A phobia is defined as an irrational fear that produces a conscious avoidance of the feared subject, activity, or situation. Collectively, phobic disorders (including social phobia, specific phobia, and agoraphobia) are among the most common forms of psychiatric illness, with a worldwide lifetime prevalence that ranges from 3% to 15%. The severity of symptoms can range from mild and unobtrusive to severe and can result in a person's incapacity to work, travel, or interact with others.
Are you familiar with the most common phobias, as well as best practices and recommendations for appropriate diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Stephen Soreff. Fast Five Quiz: Common Phobias - Medscape - Oct 20, 2020.