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“Clinical interviewing with adults is both an art and a science. This handbook will appeal to a wide range of clinical researchers, therapists, interns, and graduate students new to the complexities of the clinical interview and diagnostic process. The comprehensive range of topics and coverage that includes case illustrations with dialogue and differential diagnosis and co morbidity will be highly attractive features to researchers, professional therapists, and graduate students. The Hersen and Thomas team is highly qualified to succeed in this ambitious set of three projects.”   —Carolyn Brodbeck, Chapman UniversityThe Handbook of Clinical Interviewing with Adults is one of three interrelated handbooks on the topic of interviewing for specific populations. It presents a combination of theory and practice plus concern with diagnostic entities for readers ...

Specific Phobia
Specific phobia
Laura L.Vernon
Description of the Disorder

Specific phobias, formerly called simple phobias in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III-R; American Psychiatric Association [APA], 1987), are characterized by extreme fear and avoidance of a particular object or situation. This response is persistent and irrational ...

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