New Research Hopes to Rid Brain of Anxiety

Getting on an airplane, lying still in an MRI machine or even public speaking can paralyze Helen Resneck-Sannes' patients, whose arousal systems are in full-fear mode. "They take beta blockers or valium and it really doesn't stop the fear," the Santa Cruz, Calif., psychologist said. "The next time they are on the airplane or speaking or claustrophobic, they are still afraid." Drugs to treat those who suffer from phobias and anxiety disorders have been used for decades with some success, but...Full Story
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