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How do medications treat phobias?

Medications can help treat phobias as part of a more comprehensive treatment plan. Because an anxiety response is a typical symptom of all phobias, anti-anxiety drugs are sometimes used as a temporary way to help manage symptoms. These medications do not, however, provide a long-term solution.

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