Recognizing Multiple Sources of Driving Fear — Part 2

What can lead to driving phobia? Does it just happen on its own, or does there have to be a specific cause? A group of researchers reviews a variety of causes of driving phobia. If you would like to know what kinds of conditions can lead to driving phobia, come learn more here.

Recognizing Multiple Sources of Driving Fear — Part 1

Driving phobia and its causes are still being explored by researchers. Logically, it would seem that a bad car crash would be to blame for someone developing a fear of driving. Surprisingly, though, there may be other factors which can lead to driving phobia. Read what a scholarly review shows about driving fear and its development.

Finding the Cause of Your Driving Fear

Driving phobia can stem from a fear of harming others while behind the wheel. It can also be caused by the worry that someone else will drive recklessly and create a dangerous situation on the road. What some people with driving phobia don't realize is that there are other factors which can contribute to their fear.

Cars Designed to Detect Anxiety in Drivers?

If you have driving anxiety or driving phobia, you may feel yourself start to panic while behind the wheel. Sweating, heavy breathing, and an increased heart rate are all physical manifestations of anxiety you may experience. Ford has decided to address the problem of driver anxiety with an innovative smart car.

Virtual Reality and the Treatment of Driving Phobia — Part 2

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.

Virtual Reality and the Treatment of Driving Phobia — Part 1

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?