Amaxophobia, like any other phobia, usually has an obvious origin, but it is also generally linked to the existence of certain factors, such as extreme sensitivity, low self-esteem or even other phobias.
Treatment should be undertaken by professionals in the areas of psychology or psychiatry if necessary. Therefore, the recommendations we share below are only a guide that is not intended to replace professional help:
- Overcoming amaxophobia is a task that requires a great deal of mental work. Therefore, it is important that the patient makes a real commitment. That you really want to overcome the phobia, and that you are psychologically prepared to face the sway of the emotions that may exist
- When deciding to overcome this phobia, with the help of a specialist, it is important to try to determine the source of the fear. Many people start suffering from this fear after having an accident, but others never manage to discover the root of the problem. Knowing the origin helps to discover the solution much faster
- Fear of driving makes the victim of this phobia feel sick just sitting in front of the wheel. A good start is to carry out therapies inside the car, being parked in the garage
- It is convenient to take small steps at a time, under professional supervision and in a quiet area that reinforces the idea of security
- Once the quiet area stage has been passed, you can move to areas with greater movement, always under the supervision of professionals in both psychology and automotive security
If you think that the fear you feel about driving is uncontrollable and that it produces episodes of anxiety and panic, the best thing you can do is to go immediately to a mental health professional.
Remember that much of the success in overcoming this, or any phobia, is in your real desire to achieve it.