Asked by Caseigh Hickman on Feb 29, 2024



Kellie is fearful in situations where she must eat in public or write in the presence of others. She is worried that she might say or do something embarrassing. Kellie is exhibiting the symptoms of:

A) a generalized anxiety disorder.
B) an idiosyncratic phobia.
C) an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
D) a social phobia.

Social Phobia

An anxiety disorder characterized by an intense fear of social situations where one might be judged or scrutinized by others.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

A mental health disorder characterized by persistent and excessive worry about various aspects of life, often interfering with daily functioning.

Idiosyncratic Phobia

A fear that is unusual or peculiar to an individual, not commonly shared among people.

  • Apprehend the concept of fear and its specific presentations in phobias and similar disorders.

Verified Answer

Janvi Sethi

Feb 29, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
Kellie's fear in public situations where she must eat or write points towards a specific social phobia rather than a generalized anxiety disorder. Additionally, her fear of saying or doing something embarrassing in front of others is a common symptom of social phobia. The other options, idiosyncratic phobia and obsessive-compulsive disorder, do not fit the symptoms exhibited by Kellie.