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Can beta blocker's help to overcome fear of flying?

Can beta blocker's help to overcome fear of flying?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers block some of the catecholamine response to stress. They are not tranquilizers per se and generally don't cause relaxation though the removal of the stress reaction can be relaxing in itself. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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How can I overcome my fear of flying?

How can I overcome my fear of flying?

Several ways: One way is to see a therapist for cognitive-behavioral therapy, and as you feel ready, have gradual exposure to your fear. In some people, hypnosis can be effective. There are also courses put out by airlines -- and by private parties such as: http://www.Fearlessflight.Com/ of course, your physician may also prescribe you a low dose benzodiazepine such as Ativan or xanax (alprazolam) to use pre-flight. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a hypnotist to help me to overcome my fear of flying and heights?

Could you recommend a hypnotist to help me to overcome my fear of flying and heights?

You have options: Hyponosis is one approach, but today's methods of dealing with phobias by talk and progressive exposure may work as well or better without the mystique. Here's a video of how a phobia is handled using cognitive-behavioral therapy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y8VKs3__cA ...Read more

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How can I overcome my fear of flying? My fear is I will have a panic attack on the plane bc im afraid of heights and I wont be able to get off.

How can I overcome my fear of flying? My fear is I will have a panic attack on the plane bc im afraid of heights and I wont be able to get off.

For phobias: consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy (imaginal exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, flooding, prolonged exposure therapy, in vivo exposure therapy) or hypnosis as possible options. Psychotropic medications are sometimes indicated as well. ...Read more

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How can I get over fear of flying?

How can I get over fear of flying?

Aviophobia: There are three basic treatments for fear of flying severe enough to be classified as an anxiety disorder, systematic densensitization, cognitive therapy and medications. There is a nice overview at http://www.Guidetopsychology.Com/fearfly.Htm. The severity of your phobia will determine which intervention(s)-ur family physician should be able to provide a referral to a the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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How can I get over a fear of flying?

How can I get over a fear of flying?

Aviophobia: There are three basic treatments for fear of flying severe enough to be classified as an anxiety disorder, systematic densensitization, cognitive therapy and medications. There is a nice overview at http://www.Guidetopsychology.Com/fearfly.Htm. The severity of your phobia will determine which intervention(s)-ur family physician should be able to provide a referral to a the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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How do I get over my fear of flying?

Aviophobia: There are three basic treatments for fear of flying severe enough to be classified as an anxiety disorder, systematic densensitization, cognitive therapy and medications. There is a nice overview at http://www.Guidetopsychology.Com/fearfly.Htm. The severity of your phobia will determine which intervention(s)-your family physician should be able to provide a referral to an appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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How can I get over my fear of flying?

How can I get over my fear of flying?

Aviophobia: There are three basic treatments for fear of flying severe enough to be classified as an anxiety disorder, systematic densensitization, cognitive therapy and medications. There is a nice overview at http://www.Guidetopsychology.Com/fearfly.Htm. The severity of your phobia will determine which intervention(s)-ur family physician should be able to provide a referral to a the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot get over my fear of flying?

Overcoming fear: The treatments we have for this are so effective for fear of flying that upwards of 80 percent and sometimes even more people who get the treatment can fly, flying treatment consists of a "fairly standard" combination of cognitive and behavioral therapy. That includes identifying the patient's "fear-provoking thoughts" and challenging them, then getting the patient to "gradually confront" the fear, by imagining flying and then doing it. Some programs use flight simulators or virtual reality programs; others put patients on airplanes on the ground and in the air, accompanied by counselors. Either way, "the core of treatment is exposure" to the sensations of flying ...Read more

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