mental health


Question by  MajorKae (26)

What can be done about a fear of driving?


Answer by  thattractorguy (2970)

Sit in a chair while you are in your house and visualize your self driving in a car you really like. This will make you more confident.


Answer by  kitty1988 (44)

Practicing on a driving simulator can help decrease fear and increase confidence. A person may also practice deep breathing in a car. Last step may be anxiety medication.


Answer by  PHOAT (645)

It's important to see a counselor to get into therapy. Cognitive/behavioral therapy has proven helpful with the various phobias people suffer from.


Answer by  instakarma (51)

After I was in a major accident, I was terrified to drive again. I started by driving just a little bit at a time. Up the street. Then a little further and a little further. It took about a month just to get back on the highway.


Answer by  km8738 (1917)

As with overcoming most fears, the fear of driving can be overcome with a gradual exposure to it. Getting a lot of hours driving in circles in an empty parking lot may be a good start.


Answer by  bean11 (2803)

Try to ease your way into driving; begin by riding around in a car more often than usual. Then, grow accustomed to sitting behind the wheel, and continue this way.


Answer by  bob134 (111)

A great way to get past your fear of driving is to drive in an open space free of traffic.

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