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Fear of Flying: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about fear of flying.

What is a Fear of Flying?

It is a fear of being on a plane or helicopter while it is flying. Fear of flying is a complaint among people irrespective of their age. It is also called a flying phobia, flying anxiety, avophobia or aerophobia (this can also mean fear of drafts or of fresh air).

Fear of Flying Facts – 

For some people flying is a major source of stress and anxiety. On the positive side most fear is due to do with lack of knowledge. Knowledge is literally power in this situation.

You can develop a fear of flying at any age. There can be various reasons for the development of flying and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment.

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