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What can I take to overcome phobia of flying?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Progressive

Desensitization, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy is very effective and brief form of treatment for phobias.
Find a therapist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy.

In brief: Progressive

Desensitization, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy is very effective and brief form of treatment for phobias.
Find a therapist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Exposure therapy

Is very effective.
Find a behavior therapist or a cbt therapist who specializes in the technique. Exposure therapy is a graduated technique based on principles of learning theory, especially the principle of extinction. Worth trying. Much easier to fly than drive long distances. :). Good luck.

In brief: Exposure therapy

Is very effective.
Find a behavior therapist or a cbt therapist who specializes in the technique. Exposure therapy is a graduated technique based on principles of learning theory, especially the principle of extinction. Worth trying. Much easier to fly than drive long distances. :). Good luck.
Dr. Seth Kunen
Dr. Seth Kunen
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Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Energy Tapping

While there are various treatments for phobias, including systematic desensitization and cbt, there is mounting research on the effectiveness of ep or energy tapping for relieving phobias and several other conditions.

In brief: Energy Tapping

While there are various treatments for phobias, including systematic desensitization and cbt, there is mounting research on the effectiveness of ep or energy tapping for relieving phobias and several other conditions.
Dr. Fred Gallo
Dr. Fred Gallo
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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Some people find anti-anxiety medications effective.
Others have found behavior or alternative methods such as hypnotherapy to be highly effective. It is a process of trial and error that starts with an intake with a psychiatrist.

In brief: See below

Some people find anti-anxiety medications effective.
Others have found behavior or alternative methods such as hypnotherapy to be highly effective. It is a process of trial and error that starts with an intake with a psychiatrist.
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
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Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology

In brief: VRT for Phobias

Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT).
VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% effective. Seek out a therapist who uses VRT in your area. You can find providers through www.psious.com, www.limbix.com, or www.virtuallybetter.com.

In brief: VRT for Phobias

Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT).
VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% effective. Seek out a therapist who uses VRT in your area. You can find providers through www.psious.com, www.limbix.com, or www.virtuallybetter.com.
Dr. Howard Gurr
Dr. Howard Gurr
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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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Dr. Howard Gurr
The research on Virtual Reality Therapy and phobias suggests it works 90% of the time. Try to find a therapist who utilizes Virtual Reality Therapy for phobias.
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