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Tachophobia – Fear of Speed


Tachophobia – Fear of Speed

Overwhelming fears such as tachophobia often causes a myriad of disturbing symptoms. Tachophobia Causes Symptoms such as panic attack, anxiety, feeling of dread & tremblingTachophobia is a very common type of fear related to increased level of anxiety.

Most adult sufferers with tachophobia truly realize that their fear of excessive speed is by and large unreasonable. Even so, they get tense & anxious by just thinking about the object or subject of fear.

The good news is that tachophobia treatment is simple & typically rectified through cognitive behavioral therapy that can also include exposure & techniques to limit the fear.

Know Tachophobia Causes

An accident involving speedy vehicles, a bad roller coaster ride experience, a personal close shave while traveling at speed, or hearing stories or incidents from others can cause you to have the fear of speed.

In some, tachophobia causes a fear of losing control. This fear can dictate the affected person to take safety & control measures (sometimes extreme) as speed can render an empty feeling when associated with personal safety.

Some people fear flying and can associate their overwhelming fears with their fear of speeding planes. Often, we can seldom predict the type of response one may exhibit during an encounter with speed overkill.

Identify Tachophobia Symptoms

Symptom may be experienced in combination and also it is not a case that those affected should or will suffer from all of the signs & indications.

On a roller coaster or a speedy vehicle, an affected individual may suffer weak bladder control, may vomit & withdraw into a fetal position due to the fear they experience.

Here are some of the tachophobia symptoms:

  • Overwhelming fear of speed
  • Anxiety
  • Dry mouth
  • Panic attack
  • Feeling terrorized
  • Dread
  • Quickened heartbeats
  • Shortness of breath
  • Shaking
  • Trembling
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

However, there is no way to predict how an individual will respond to fear for speed until they are confronted with it.

Tachophobia Treatment

Treatment options differ but the objective of every type of treatment is to limit or remove the fear. An effective method for tachophobia treatment besides relaxation techniques are cognitive behavioral therapy and systematic desensitization therapy.

Through behavior therapy the ill got behaviors are replaced gradually by more positive and healthy ones. Medications that are used to treat anxiety may be prescribed.

Related posts:

  1. Pyrophobia – Fear of Fire
  2. Acrophobia: Fear of Heights
  3. Anthophobia: Fear of Flowers
  4. Achluophobia: Fear of Darkness
  5. Dystychiphobia: Fear of accidents

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