Virtual Reality and the Treatment of Driving Phobia — Part 2

by Kay Marcotte August 21, 2012

This article is a continuation of a series on virtual reality treatment for driving phobia. Here you can read about a scholarly piece on the topic and see what trained mental health specialists have to say about treating driving fear. Come learn what they found about the efficacy of using virtual exposure to various driving situations.
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Virtual Reality and the Treatment of Driving Phobia — Part 1

by Kay Marcotte August 20, 2012

Treating phobias with therapy -- especially exposure therapy -- is common and often very effective. The main obstacle to successful treatment is usually the phobic person's inability to tolerate the direct approach adopted in exposure therapy. But what if one could learn to face one's fears without ever being in any real danger?
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College Student Speaks Up about Driving Anxiety

by Kay Marcotte August 19, 2012

Driving anxiety affects people from all backgrounds. A young lady in college writes about her personal experience with driving anxiety. She discusses social support, motivation, and professional treatment used for people who are fearful of driving. Read about her struggle with driving anxiety and how she proactively learns to deal with it.
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Basic Strategies for Dealing with Driving Fear

by Kay Marcotte August 19, 2012

Driving anxiety and fear can hinder you from living a free and independent life. It's difficult to function in today's society if you don't have the ability to get behind the wheel. Limited mobility is a problem faced by many people, but able-bodied adults who are too afraid to drive tend to feel guilty about it. Learn how you can motivate yourself to get better.
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Anxiety Mounts in the Wake of Recent Tragedies

by Kay Marcotte August 18, 2012

People around the country were shocked and horrified by the unexpected attack during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises. The subsequent unprovoked shooting at a religious building has only increased worry and anxiety in the general population. If you're having trouble dealing with your fear and grief, come read about ways you can cope.
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Driving Anxiety: Taking a Driving Exam

by Kay Marcotte August 16, 2012

Driving anxiety isn't always confined to regular driving situations. Some people find taking a driving test to be more anxiety-provoking than driving in general. There are techniques for drivers who feel nervous on the highway and under similar circumstances. But what is recommended for people who are really just afraid of driving assessment?
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