Driving Anxiety

Why am I so anxious behind the wheel after my accident? Driving anxiety is not an ailment. It is a condition, where a person driving a vehicle suddenly gets anxious and starts panicking, to the extent of passing out – in extreme cases. Now the big question is “do you suffer from driving anxiety”?

There are several situations that might spur anxiety attacks while driving. Studies have revealed that there may be multiple reasons leading to anxiety while driving. In most cases it is seen that the patient suffering from driving anxiety must have had or seen a car wreck very closely. And it is the impact of the incident that has jolted the senses to the extent that the incident is flashed back as soon as he/she sits behind the wheels. There are also cases when a person experiences driving anxiety attacks, even when someone else drives the car too.

People suffering from driving anxiety usually can experience their palms sweating, their heart beats racing and sometimes even on the verge of being in tears, when stuck in an unfortunate traffic situation or driving on the road.