Tachophobia or the fear of speed is actually one of the extraordinary, most common phobias affecting or afflicting countless people nowadays.
Tachophobia, just like some other phobias, can badly affect any human life in particular. Normally, a person with tachophobia experiences great fear and some other quite similar emotions such as dread, terror, alarm and panic though he or she is aware that his or her fears are unreasonable or absurd.
Thus, causing him or her to be away from experiencing the fun and thrill of long travels and some long outing trips.
Symptoms of Tachophobia
Phobias or extreme fears like tachophobia can actually lead to a variety of disturbing symptoms such as dizziness, shaking, heart palpitations, excessive sweating, nausea, breathlessness, speech and thinking problems, feeling sick, and even fear of dying.
In cases where the fear experienced becomes more severe, additional symptoms may also be felt. Symptoms just like full blown anxiety or panic attack, sense of detachment from reality and immediate loss of control or temperament.
Possible Causes of Tachophobia
Normally, people acquire fear of speed or tachophobia from some traumatic events or experience that have happened in the past. At times, from some brain irregularities or chemical imbalance.
There are also some studies telling that development of phobias is due to the influence of media vehicles like films and television shows having presence of speedy cars and some relative accidents.
Treatments for Tachophobia
Treatments for specific phobias like tachophobia can be treated conventionally through cognitive behavioral therapy, and some other therapies that uses exposure and fear reduction techniques. Other therapies like hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can also used, depending on the case or severity of the patient’s condition.
In some instances, powerful drugs can also be tried, particularly anti-anxiety or anti-depressants to eventually suppress and alleviate symptoms.