The FearFighter™ program is the only product endorsed by a national regulator – National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK (TA097) – for an Anxiety Treatment.

FearFighter Features

FearFighter™ is

  • The only NICE- approved program for phobia and panic
  • An evidence-based, online program with 4 RCTs
  • Available 24/7/365 from any computer or mobile device
  • Teaches you how to confront and change your thoughts
  • Challenges avoidance behaviors that characterize panic and phobia
  • Allows you to print worksheets for activities, to monitor progress, and receive emails with further tips at the end of each step

The FearFighter Program

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 11.23.56 AMFearFighter™ is an online program for panic and phobia. It is based on the evidence-based approach of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or CBT for short. Thousands of people have used this program to help them overcome their fears and lead a more normal life.

This program teaches you how to tackle your thoughts and challenge avoidance behaviours that characterise panic and phobia. You can print out worksheets for activities, monitor your own progress, and receive emails with further tips at the end of each step. Most sessions last about 30 minutes.  It is recommended that you do one session a week.

Between certain steps, FearFighter™ schedules activities for you to complete. These help you build on topics covered in sessions and are essential for making progress.  FearFighter™ consists of 9 sessions that need to be worked through one by one in order to obtain the greatest benefits.

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FearFighter™ has undergone extensive testing via randomized controlled trials, and one, in particular, involving 700 patients from real-world clinics. It has received an endorsement from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) for being clinically effective, as well as cost effective, for panic and phobia.  In the NICE Final Appraisal Determination (FAD), FearFighter™  has been recommended for the management of both panic and phobia. FearFighter™  has since been implemented in many UK PCTs, and is being adopted by other countries as a recognised standard form of treatment.

FearFighter's Evidence: Randomised Control Trials

  •  Marks, IM; Kenwright, M; McDonough, M; Whittaker, M; Mataix-Cols, D. (2004). Saving clinicians time by delegating routine aspects of therapy to a computer: A randomized controlled trial. Psychological Medicine 34(1):9-17 Read More
  • Bachofen, M; Marks, IM; Mataix-Cols, D; Scheider, AJ. (2005). Internet-guided self-help with or without exposure therapy for phobic and panic disorders, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 74(3):154-64 Read More
  •  Gega, L; Marks, IM; Norman IJ. (2007). Computer-aided vs. tutor-delivered teaching of exposure therapy for phobia/panic: Randomized controlled trial with pre-registration nursing students, International Journal of Nursing Studies 44(3):397-405 Read More
  •  Marks, IM; McDonough, M. (2002). Teaching medical students exposure therapy for phobia/panic – randomized, controlled comparison of face-to-face tutorial in small groups vs. solo computer instruction, Medical Education 36(5):412-7 Read More

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Emails at the end of each step



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