TITLE

New help for phobias

PUB. DATE
April 1984
SOURCE
Newsweek;4/23/84, Vol. 103 Issue 16, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
New drugs and therapies are helping people conquer their fears. Nearly 20 million Americans suffer from phobias, which include everything from fear of bridges to more debilitating fears that can imprison for a lifetime. INSET: the proper names for 28 phobias; case history of an....
ACCESSION #
8400006531

 

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