Monday, March 5, 2012

Hodophobia: The Fear of Road Travel

Hodophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of road travel.  Those who suffer from this phobia are terrified to travel.  This phobia may be caused by a fear of getting lost or those who suffer from Hodophobia may get or may fear getting severe motion sickness while traveling.
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 Hodophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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