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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, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Specific phobias, survival rates, death 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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