Certain fears underlie the fear of flying, and these must be addressed in order for that fear to go away. Fears of being helpless, or alone, often underlie a fear of dying, and these can be addressed in the ordinary business of living with family and friends. Superstitious fears can be considered as part of treatment. Conquering the fear of panic attacks is all that is required to be comfortable eventually in all phobic situations. There are certain difficulties inherent in treating a flying phobia that are not present in most other phobic situations: namely, the difficulty of doing it in stages, as in the end, you are either on the airplane or not.
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