Aviophobia And Phobia

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Air travel is an incredibly useful mode of transportation that enables practically anyone in the world to go practically anywhere they want to. Unfortunately, for some people, it is not as simple and as wonderful as it sounds. Although it is now counted amongst one of the safest ways to travel, many individuals have what is called aviophobia: The fear of flying in an airplane (Faraci, Triscari, Catalisano, D’Angelo & Urso, 2015). Indeed, phobia of flying is a specific phobia that affects around 25% of the population in varying degrees (Hirsch, 2012). While most people don’t catch flights every day, this phobia can still have countless negative effects on affected individuals’ daily lives. Centered on the main common fears of plane crash and turbulence, symptoms can range from severe anxiousness to full-blown panic attacks (Hirsch, 2012) which explain why individuals will go to great lengths if it will allow them to avoid having to endure such distress. When it seems as though catching a flight will be inevitable, individuals with aviophobia might resort to self-medication with alcohol or mild sedatives (Hirsch, 2012). The following design assignment will describe a procedure that hopes to make the lives of those with aviophobia easier and allow them to utilize air travel while avoiding distress.
Treatment Options
In the past, treatment for phobias such as aviophobia were centered around various forms of systematic desensitization primarily practiced with

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