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Exposure therapy: The challenge of facing your fears head on

For many people with extreme anxiety or phobias, the only way to get better is to face the source of their fear. In the latest instalment of our audio series, Mental, Ashleigh Barraclough speaks to Lucy Williams about her battles with anxiety, OCD, and an almost unbearable aversion to vomit.

Audio report by Ashleigh Barraclough

This report was created for the Science Gallery Melbourne’s MENTAL exhibition with support from All The Best radio.

About The Citizen

THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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