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How can I overcome my fear of flying?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: CBT

Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias.
One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable.

In brief: CBT

Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias.
One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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