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How can I deal with the 'fear of flight' phobia?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Many options

It is important to understand in detail what exactly triggers your fear of flying.
Is it before the boarding the plane, once you are in the air, fear of being unable to get out, more like claustrophobia?.... According to the carefully identified trigger, you and your psychotherapist can design specific methods of how you can deal with it. Then, you will have to practice and test it out.

In brief: Many options

It is important to understand in detail what exactly triggers your fear of flying.
Is it before the boarding the plane, once you are in the air, fear of being unable to get out, more like claustrophobia?.... According to the carefully identified trigger, you and your psychotherapist can design specific methods of how you can deal with it. Then, you will have to practice and test it out.
Dr. Christine Forest
Dr. Christine Forest
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: CBT for some works

In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented.
In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors.

In brief: CBT for some works

In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented.
In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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