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- Marked and disproportionate fear consistently triggered by specific objects or situations.
- The object or situation is avoided or else endured with intense anxiety
- The fear, anxiety, or avoidance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning

Specific Phobia


- Marked and disproportionate fear consistently triggered by exposure to potential social scrutiny
- Exposure to the trigger leads to intense anxiety about being evaluated negatively
- Trigger situations are avoided or else endured with intense anxiety.

Social Anxiety Disorder


- Recurrent unexpected panic attacks
- At least 1 month of concern about the possibility of more attacks, worry about the consequences of an attack, or maladaptive behavioral changes because of the attacks.

Panic Disorder


- Disproportionate and marked fear or anxiety about at least 2 situations where it would be difficult to escape or receive help in the event of incapacitation, embarrassing symptoms, or panic-like symptoms.



- Excessive anxiety and worry at least 50 % of days about a number of events or activities.
- The person finds it hard to control the worry

Generalized Anxiety Disorder


- Developmentally inappropriate and excessive fear or anxiety concerning separation from those to whom the individual is attached
- The fear, anxiety, or avoidance is persistent, lasting at least 4 weeks in children and adolescents and typically 6 months or more in adults.

Separation Anxiety Disorder


- Characterized by a consistent failure to speak in social situations in which there is an
expectation to speak (e.g., school) even though the individual speaks in other situations.
- This interferes with normal social communication.
- The duration of the disturbance is at least 1 month.

Selective Mutism