get on Good Morning America to introduce his new book about emotional disorders. Bob told of his troubles of being in certain situation, and his symptoms of nausea, illness, pain, etc. A simple cure for his loneliness is a partner or friend, and maybe even some psychiatric help to overcome his fear. Social phobia is a very prevalent and debilitating disorder, with public speaking anxiety being the most common fear among socially phobic individuals. Leo Marvin s newest patients. As a professional psychiatrist, I recommend Bob to seek immediate attention from either myself, or any of my recommended colleagues. When Leo goes to New Hampshire to prepare for his TV appearance and vacation with his family, Bob decides to tag along, tricking the doctors answering service into revealing his location. Bob s phobia s and disorders are all serious and immediate medical attention is needed.
His behavioral tendencies lead me to believe that he has quite a few neurotic disorders. His tendencies of making sure to never touch anything that may have germs, or diseases on it, tells me that he most likely has a fear of becoming dirty, diseased, or ill. Martin s side shows his vulnerability and a condition where he is afraid to be without someone. His phobias and disorders are quite serious, and many more may pertain to his condition. Bob tried to overcome this fear by also carrying a fish around with him, which kept him from becoming upset. Bob took the initial step by making a friend, his fish, and I applaud his attempt to stay away from solitude. Before long, Bob turns Leos vacation into a nightmare, winning over Leos wife and kids even as he drives his psychiatrist to the brink of psychosis. Among his trouble in social situations, he also has a phobia of being dirty, Automysophobia, and hypochondria, the persistent neurotic conviction that one is or is likely to become ill, often involving experiences of real pain when illness is neither present nor likely. Bob s attachment and dependency show me also that he has a fear of being alone or loneliness, which may either be, Isolophobia or Monophobia. Although there are a number of effective psychosocial treatments for social phobia (i.e., cognitive-behavioral treatments and exposure therapy) very little is known about the underlying mechanism of therapeutic change, and the variables that are predictive of treatment outcome. His constant inability to leave.