Phobias (including Social Phobia)
a traumatic event is the precursor for a phobia, which may or may not be
at the conscious level.
include either extreme anxiety and fear associated with the object or
situation or avoidance. To be diagnosed, the symptoms must be disruptive
to everyday functioning (such as quitting a great job merely because you
have to use an elevator).
is often behavioral in nature, with the therapist guiding the client
through exercises more closely resembling the feared object or situation.
Exploring underlying issues can also be beneficial.
is very good if treated effectively.