I’m sure the new therapies, including drug therapy, outlined in this article will greatly help many people. I was unhappy, however, to see that the drug D-cycloserine was going to be used to help people overcome their fear of public speaking. I had a great fear of public speaking, but 1 year in the club Toastmasters International has changed me tremendously. I have seen people with debilitating fears of speaking become poised and polished. I’m sure drug therapy has its place, but I feel it’s dangerous for people to rely on quick fixes to solve their social problems.

Johanna Rochester
Davis, Calif.