Characterized by anxiety evoked only or predominantly by certain well defined situations or objects (external to the individual) which are not currently dangerous.  As a result, these situations or objects are avoided or endured with dread.

Phobic Anxiety disorder often co-exists with Depression.


  • Agoraphobia
  • Social Phobia
  • Specific Phobias, for example Claustrophobia, etc.


  •  Therapy (in particular Cognitive Behaviour Therapy).
  •  SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors).
  •  Beta Blockers, example Propranolol.