The Fear of Crossing the Street

Basic Information

Definition: The fear of crossing roads, highways, or roads themselves.

Causes: If a traumatic road accident happens to the sufferer or someone they know

Symptoms: Causes anxiety, shortness of breath, and sweating. In extreme cases the sufferer may become frozen with fear.

Treatments: Anti-anxiety drugs and or hypnotherapy/ psychotherapy.

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Interesting Facts

  • Some sufferers may become afraid after just hearing the name of a street
  • The name comes from the Greek gyrus meaning turning or whirling (movement of traffic)

Works Consulted

"Agyrophobia: Fear Of Crossing Roads." Phobia Fears. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.

"Agyrophobia." MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.