According to a recent research, a nasal spray that contains the antibiotic D-Cycloserine can help people to overcome social phobias. This spray, when used during exposure therapy for phobic people, greatly reduces symptoms of fears from the patients.

Study Highlights
a. An Australian researcher conducted an experiment on 23 people with phobias.
b. They were asked to make a speech after taking small doses of D-Cycloserine (DCS) and receiving exposure therapy.
c. The results were then compared with other patients who had made a speech without receiving any treatment for their phobias.
d. It was seen that patients who received DCS exhibited significant improvement regarding their fears, work and social relationships.
e. According to scientists, DCS changes the neurotransmitters in the brain associated with learning to overcome fear.