Specific phobia: a review of DSM‐IV specific phobia and preliminary recommendations for DSM‐V

  title={Specific phobia: a review of DSM‐IV specific phobia and preliminary recommendations for DSM‐V},
  author={Richard T LeBeau and Daniel E Glenn and Betty Liao and Hans-Ulrich Wittchen and Katja Beesdo-Baum and Thomas H Ollendick and Michelle G. Craske},
  journal={Depression and Anxiety},
The present review was conducted in order to evaluate the current diagnostic criteria for specific phobia (SP) in light of the empirical evidence gathered since DSM‐IV and to propose changes to DSM‐V where change is clearly and reliably indicated by the evidence. In response to questions put forth by the DSM‐V Anxiety, OC Spectrum, Posttraumatic, and Dissociative Disorder Work Group, four primary areas were determined for this review: the accuracy and utility of the current SP type… 

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