Prognosis of Specific phobias
Prognosis of Specific phobias Discussion
Phobias usually first appear in adolescence or
adulthood. They start suddenly and tend to be more persistent than
childhood phobias; only about 20 percent of adult phobias vanish on their
own. When children have specific phobias -- for example, a fear of animals
-- those fears usually disappear over time, though they may continue into
adulthood. No one knows why they hang on in some people and disappear in
others. (Source: excerpt from Phobia: NWHIC)
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The 'prognosis' of Specific phobias usually refers to the likely outcome
of Specific phobias.
The prognosis of Specific phobias
may include the duration of Specific phobias, chances of complications of Specific phobias,
prospects for recovery, recovery period for Specific phobias, survival rates,
and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Specific phobias.
Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.
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