The Fear of Crossing the Street
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.
- 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)
"Agyrophobia." MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.