In these clinical cases, as in other phobias, the more likely cause is a displacement of diffuse anxiety to an external focus which can be avoided.
I am wondering what this sentence could mean or what is the concept if it.
What is more, would you please in a more readily way show me what is meant by the word clinical cases?
And, really what does external focus mean there??
Extracted from the following; Psychopathology:
Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated
I cannot yet get the following:
the ... cause is a displacement of diffuse anxiety to an external focus which can be avoided.
UPDATED:Thanks. Yet, could anyone please show me the concept of the sentence through a vivd example?