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Table 17 Specific phobia specifiers in DSM-5

From: Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the management of anxiety, posttraumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorders

Specifier Examples
Animal Spiders, insects, dogs
Natural environment Heights, storms, water
Blood-injection-injury Needles, invasive medical procedures
Situational Airplanes, elevators, enclosed spaces
Other Choking or vomiting. In children, loud sounds or costumed characters
  1. Adapted from DSM-5 [26].