← Back to: List of phobias
Accidensophobia (from Latin accidens, "accident") is the fear of accidents, including an automobile accident. This phobia is often resulted from a traumatic accident, like a serious car accident that resulted in the personal injury or even death of a co-rider. Sufferers would not drive or not even be in the vehicle as a passenger, linking with ochophobia, as well as not getting near people and objects, let alone not doing any work.
Symptoms of accidensophobia including trembling, sweating, air hunger, heart palpations, loss of control, obsessive thoughts, and sense of impending disaster. There are several treatment options for this phobia, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, support groups, psychotherapy such as talk therapy, self-help, and medications.