A systematic review and meta‐analysis of treatments for acrophobia

@article{Arroll2017ASR,
  title={A systematic review and meta‐analysis of treatments for acrophobia},
  author={Bruce Arroll and Henry B Wallace and Vicki Mount and Stephen Humm and Douglas W Kingsford},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={2017},
  volume={206}
}
Objective: To review the literature on the comparative efficacy of psychological, behavioural and medical therapies for acrophobia (fear of heights). 
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