6) Patients with agoraphobia, mixed phobia, or simple phobias
were treated with behavior therapy alone, behavior therapy plus imipramine, or supportive psychotherapy plus imipramine for 26 weekly sessions.
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.
Pediatricians should be particularly attentive to children who have a simple phobia
about bees, thunder, or something else.
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.
c) One or more of generalized anxiety, panic, social phobia, simple phobia
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
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.
No link was found between lower childhood IQ and substance dependence disorders, simple phobia
, panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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