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Afraid of Flying? 4 Tips to Calm Anxiety Before and During Flights

If your fear of flying is getting in the way of your goals and quality of life, consider these tips.

Lauren Smith, MAPreeti Parikh, MD
Written by Lauren Smith, MA | Reviewed by Preeti Parikh, MD
Updated on March 15, 2023

Anxiety before and during flights is very common, even though flights are statistically safer than car rides. In this video, learn about ways to relieve or manage anxiety during flights, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure therapy.

You can read more about treatments and tips for phobias in general here.


Anxiety & Depression Association of America. (n.d.). How can I overcome my fear of flying?

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