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What can I do in order to fly if I have a huge fear of flying?

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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Talk to someone

The best place to start is to talk with your doctor, they can recommend a counselor or a behavioral medicine specialist for you to talk to about techniques to deal with your fears.
There are effective programs that can help you. As a last resort, a limited amount of a anti-anxiety medication can be prescribed.

In brief: Talk to someone

The best place to start is to talk with your doctor, they can recommend a counselor or a behavioral medicine specialist for you to talk to about techniques to deal with your fears.
There are effective programs that can help you. As a last resort, a limited amount of a anti-anxiety medication can be prescribed.
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

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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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry

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)-your family physician should be able to provide a referral to an 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)-your family physician should be able to provide a referral to an appropriate specialist.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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