Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tachophobia: The Fear of Speed

Tachophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of speed.  This also includes a fear of roller coasters, bungee jumping, etc.  Those with severe Tachophobia may be afraid to ride in cars.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Tachophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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