Talk:Specific phobia

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Clean-up suggested[edit]

Perhaps this is a good time to read up on the reference books. I believe NIMH has some materials on specific phobia. --MegaHasher 17:47, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

original research tag[edit]

the section on evolution has only one reference and it doesn't even back up the veracity of the major claims made. I'm adding the original research template.

Word swap?[edit]

I think you meant "Treatment for Specific Phobia", not "Social".

CarlFink 20:07, 28 September 2006 (UTC)


Re: Word swap?

Agreed -- this section seems to be incorrectly combining references to "socal phobia" and "specific phobia." All references should probably be changed to "specific phobia." I was going to edit it, but I am hesitant to do so, as the original author cites a text. Note that many treatments/interventions for specific phobias can indeed be used for social phobia as well. However, fears of objects (like snakes) have nothing to do with social phobia.

In addition, the suggestion in the section that a client in treatment for snake phobia will eventually "put the snake around the his/her neck and watch TV" sounds quite strange. :) Further, references to "physicians" conducting exposure therapy discounts the fact that many psychotherapists who conduct exposure therapy with clients are not physicians. 4.227.247.71 07:33, 16 November 2006 (UTC)


On second thought, I am going to go ahead and make these edits. 4.227.247.71 07:37, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Just a question[edit]

I know Wikipedia talk pages aren't for this kind of question, but can somebody explain the word choice in the excerpt from the psychology textbook: why does it say "client" and not "patient"?

adding a new change to treatments section[edit]

The treatment section of this wiki space should be called treatments and medication. There are treatments out there to help someone who is struggling with this problem. A form of medication is called benzodiazephines because it is used reduce anxiety in a person who suffers from a phobia. In some cases treatment is not always helpful so medication can be the alternative route to this problem. People need to know that there are other options out there for treatment it is important.

source and information:

Medication - For situational phobias/ specific that produce intense, temporary anxiety (for example, a fear of flying), short-acting sedative-hypnotics (benzodiazepines)[2]


Jump up ^ Goldberg, MD, Joseph (2014). "Anxiety & Panic Disorders Health Center". National Institute of Mental Health. http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/specific-phobias?page=3

source and information: 

Myriamj123 (talk) 02:51, 8 December 2014 (UTC)Myriamj123

Anatidaephobia redirect[edit]

Anatidaephobia redirects here, but there is no mention of that word anywhere in this article. Assuming that redirect is to remain (and the Anatidaephobia page isn't deleted completely) should there be some sourced mention here of why such a page might exist in Wikipedia to begin with? 89.100.100.74 (talk) 21:51, 15 June 2015 (UTC)