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Im afaid of flying! is there anything I can take for my up coming trip?
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Dr. David Murdock
Psychiatry
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In brief: Fear of Flying
A comprehensive course designed by a former airline pilot and clinical therapist can be found at http://www.
Fearofflying.Com. As for pharmacologic treatment, short-acting benzodiazepines such as xanax, ativan, and valium are helpful, but only provide temporary relief. Limited temporary symptom relief can also be achieved with non-habit-forming drugs such as vistaril, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and beta-blockers.

In brief: Fear of Flying
A comprehensive course designed by a former airline pilot and clinical therapist can be found at http://www.
Fearofflying.Com. As for pharmacologic treatment, short-acting benzodiazepines such as xanax, ativan, and valium are helpful, but only provide temporary relief. Limited temporary symptom relief can also be achieved with non-habit-forming drugs such as vistaril, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and beta-blockers.
Dr. David Murdock
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Dr. Kevin Passer
I knew Walter Gunn, he was at KU when I trained there in the 80s.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Aero phobia
You can try a book written by a pilot for people with aero phobia or fear of flying.
It is called the joy of flying by walter gunn. You can also try reading: stop obsessing by edna foa. Good luck.

In brief: Aero phobia
You can try a book written by a pilot for people with aero phobia or fear of flying.
It is called the joy of flying by walter gunn. You can also try reading: stop obsessing by edna foa. Good luck.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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In brief: Short acting drug
See your family physician, explain the problem, and see if he/she thinks that a short-acting anti-anxiety medication would help.
Do not mix an anti-anxiety medication with alcoholic drinks before or during the flight.

In brief: Short acting drug
See your family physician, explain the problem, and see if he/she thinks that a short-acting anti-anxiety medication would help.
Do not mix an anti-anxiety medication with alcoholic drinks before or during the flight.
Dr. William Drescher
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