Sareen and his colleagues found that generalized anxiety disorder and social or simple phobias
also were associated with physical illnesses, but the prevalence was lower.
48) identified three MCS patients who met criteria for simple phobia
and who were, at least initially, successfully treated by an intensive desensitization program consisting of biofeedback-assisted relaxation training, in vivo exposure to offending chemicals, and cognitive restructuring procedures.
They had had a variety of disorders: major depression, general anxiety disorder, dysthymia, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, panic disorder, substance abuse disorders, agoraphobia and simple phobia
No link was found between lower childhood IQ and substance dependence disorders, simple phobia
, panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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There are probably genes that increase the risk for any diagnosis related to anxiety or a range of anxiety diagnoses, but there are also probably specific risk loci that just increase risk for panic disorder, or simple phobia
, or social phobia," he said.
Patients had no concurrent psychiatric diagnoses except simple phobia
and had not used other psychotropic medications within the previous 14-35 days, although those who were in established psychotherapy continued that treatment.