Scientific American Mind December 2005Can We Cure Fear?We naturally view any risk we witness as a personal threat--even when it is on the opposite side of the globe and we see it only on TV. Is popping a pill the answer?By Marc Siegel Excerpted with permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (www.wiley.com), from False Alarm: The Truth about the Epidemic of Fear. Copyright ©2005 by Marc Siegel.Visit our Librarian Gateway for additional information on purchasing a site license to this and other products Scroll To Top Support science journalism.Thanks for reading Scientific American. Knowledge awaits.See Subscription OptionsAlready a subscriber? Sign in.Thanks for reading Scientific American. Create your free account or Sign in to continue.Create AccountSee Subscription OptionsContinue reading with a Scientific American subscription.Subscribe NowYou may cancel at any time.Sign in.