Issues in Differential Diagnosis: Phobias and Phobic Conditions

  title={Issues in Differential Diagnosis: Phobias and Phobic Conditions},
  author={Marjorie Crozier and Seth J. Gillihan and Mark B. Powers},
The purpose of this chapter is to summarize the current status of research with respect to the clinical features, course, and prognosis of specific phobia, social phobia, panic disorder, and separation anxiety disorder (SAD) in children. In this context we will consider the salient factors involved in the differential diagnosis of these four disorders. Finally we will provide some directions for improvement in the assessment of these disorders in children. 

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