Patients frequently come to the ER for evaluation after car accidents, or motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) as we refer to them in the medical field. While most MVCs do not lead to serious bodily injury, they often lead to a significant amount of emotional distress for understandable reasons
Many survivors of motor vehicle collisions experience an excessive anxiety as drivers or passengers. Their anxiety in cars may last even several months or years and may reach the level of amaxophobia (vehicle phobia), which impairs their quality of life. In some cases, they may develop PTSD, agoraphobia or chronic pain. According to Transport Statistics from the Government of Canada, in 2020, 72,917 people suffered injuries or impairments from these accidents, with 7,868 suffering serious injuries. In Canada, the annual cost of traffic accidents, including direct and indirect costs, is estimated to be $25 billion.
Symptoms Of Amaxophobia.
If you are suffering from amaxophobia, you might experience symptoms when driving, riding as a passenger or taking public transportation. These symptoms could include things like:
Common Causes Of Amaxophobia
Though being involved in a bad crash, especially one where someone was seriously injured or killed, is the most common cause of amaxophobia, it can be the result of many things. Some of the other causes include:
Common Causes Of Vehophobia
Though being involved in a bad crash, especially one where someone was seriously injured or killed, is the most common cause of amoxophobia, it can be the result of many things. Some of the other causes include:
Amoxophobia can be triggered from any of the above factors, but sufferers may become anxious even when they’re driving in calm and safe conditions.
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