Aviophobia<br />
Aviophobia<br />Is the psychological definition of a fear of flying which consists on a tremendous level of anxiety that p...
Symptoms<br />Breathlessness<br />Dizziness<br />Excessive sweating <br />Nausea<br />Dry Mouth<br />Feeling sick<br />Sha...
Causes<br /><ul><li>Fear of hijacking or terrorism
Fear of turbulence
Fear of flying over water or night flying
Fear of crashing resulting in injury or death
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Aviophobia

  1. 1. Aviophobia<br />
  2. 2. Aviophobia<br />Is the psychological definition of a fear of flying which consists on a tremendous level of anxiety that prevents a person from travelling by air or causes immense distress when an individual is compelled to travel by air. <br />
  3. 3. Symptoms<br />Breathlessness<br />Dizziness<br />Excessive sweating <br />Nausea<br />Dry Mouth<br />Feeling sick<br />Shaking<br />Heart palpitations<br />Inability to speak or think clearly<br />A fear of dying<br />Becoming mad or losing control<br />Detachment from reality<br />Panic attack<br />
  4. 4. Causes<br /><ul><li>Fear of hijacking or terrorism
  5. 5. Fear of turbulence
  6. 6. Fear of flying over water or night flying
  7. 7. Fear of crashing resulting in injury or death
  8. 8. Fear of heights
  9. 9. Fear of having panic attacks where escape would be difficult or embarrassing
  10. 10. Previous traumatizing experience with air travel
  11. 11. Misunderstandings of the principles of aviation</li></li></ul><li>Treatment<br />NON-PHARMACOLOGIC<br /><ul><li> Educating people about the realities of air travel can significantly reduce concern regarding physical safety
  12. 12. Behavioral therapy : Systematic Desensitization
  13. 13. Cognitive Behavior Therapy</li></ul>PHARMACOLOGIC<br /><ul><li> Benzodiazepines
  14. 14. Other relaxant/depressant drugs
  15. 15. Alprazolam (Zanax)</li></ul>Important Note: After alprazolam users are switched to placebo, they have higher anxiety and increase incidence of in-flight panic.<br />
  16. 16. Non-pharmacologic treatment <br />My Recommendation<br />
  17. 17. Thanks for your attention and…<br />Have a good flight!<br />

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