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How can I overcome my fear of flying?

Response from Martin N. Seif, PhD, ABPP:

Dr. Martin SeifOvercoming a fear of flying takes a lot of courage and practice. But it is possible with appropriate treatment. I never flew until I was almost 30 years old, and getting over my own fear of flying was one of the most difficult achievements of my life.

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