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Are there alternative treatments for phobias?

Alternative treatments for phobias will still typically make use of exposure therapy. The only difference is that sometimes women and men who are dealing with phobias will practice these techniques at home without the supervision of a doctor. Symptoms can be prevented by avoiding the object of your fear, but this is not an effective long-term solution.

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