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p. 585. Phobiaslocked

  • Daniel Freeman
  •  and Jason Freeman

Abstract

‘phobias’ opens with a precise definition as defined by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to distinguish phobias from fear. The hundreds of known phobias can be divided into five categories: animal phobias, natural environment phobias, situational phobias, blood-injection-injury phobias, and other types. The cause of phobias, conditioning theory, biological preparedness and genetic vulnerability to fear are all discussed.

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