Apps that can treat phobias?

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(KTVI) – A British psychiatrist says he healed himself from the fear of spiders.  Dr. Russell green says he used an app help develop, called, “Phobia Free.”

You play a series of games with cartoon spiders which look cute and harmless but gradually become more realistic.

The thought behind the games is to expose you to the object of you fear, teacher you how to cope and become desensitized to the thing that scares you.

So far users report they are getting better.  Green is working on other apps for anxiety and panic attacks.