Pediatric Specific Phobia Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Aug 09, 2018
  • Author: William R Yates, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Psychotic disorder is another diagnosis to consider.

Patients can have more than 1 specific phobia, since clustering often occurs. Animal, natural environment, and situational specific phobias tend to cluster; 70% of persons with blood specific phobia also have injection specific phobia.

Differential Diagnoses