AUTHORS: Fox, S.
PUBLICATION: The Times (London), 1999.
SUMMARY: A journalist account of suffering from spontaneous driving anxiety and seeking help for it.
"...I was horrified at how out of proportion my fears had become."
"It was a relief to sit with Professor Ehlers who, without be judgmental, was able to explain what happened to me."
"Professor Ehler divides driving phobics into three categories. Post-traumic stress disorder follows an accident ... another group .. suffer from panic disorder ... someone with a driving phobia."
"Professor Ehlers ... "I would hope that your anxiety could be dealt with in 12 to 15 sessions...."
MY THOUGHTS: So this article neither explains what causes the anxiety, nor goes even as far as beginning to treat it.
TAKE HOME MESSAGE: Why call an article "why am I so scared of driving?" and then not provide any kind of answer? A phobia diagnosis describes that you are afraid--it does not explain why.