One dose of propanolol helps people with phobias get rid of your fear for a long time, the scientists from the University of Amsterdam. To beat anxiety disorder you can for a few minutes without systematic visits psychotherapy sessions and receive long courses of various drugs.
Propanolol belongs to the group of beta blockers. The drug reduces heart rate and lowers blood pressure. A single injection of drugs was enough people with a phobia ceased to fear the object. While scientists can not explain why the effect of known and relatively old drug.
About 15 years ago, researchers first suggested that the introduction of drugs at the time of the occurrence in the brain of painful memories helps him to forget and block the fear. Note, still experiment with the participation of people with phobias have not been conducted, the experiments involved healthy volunteers and animals.