Posted on May 11, 2015

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If you do, there is a chance that you might have tactophobia, the fear of speed. This could include daily activities such as driving, walking too fast, or sitting in roller coasters.

In majority of the cases though, the fear of speed is only related to the fear of motion. The word Tachophobia originates from Greek 'tachos' meaning 'speed' and 'phobos' meaning deep dread or aversion.

There is no single cause that could lead to the fear of speed. It could be due to some adrenal deficiency, a problem in the amygdala (the part of the brain that deals with emotions and fears) or simply a negative experience in one’s past.

From mild anxiety to full blown panic attack, the fear of speed can lead to various symptoms.Depression and anxiety also forms a major part of the phobic’s life. Friends and family often do not understand what the phobic is experiencing as a result of which, s/he feels even more isolated.

Cognitive behavior therapy is one of the most effective methods for treating this phobia. In extreme cases, doctors might also prescribe anti -anxiety medications- though these are not the best solution owing to their side effects.

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