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Why do I have a fear of crossing roads?

Q: I have a horrible fear of crossing roads. My mother says it might have something to do with an accident I witnessed when I was 6 years old in which my 13 years old cousin was killed right in front of my eyes. How do I overcome this fear and is it possible that this fear is due to something else?

A:What you are experiencing is phobic anxiety, that is making you have the fear towards roads due to your direct exposure to the accident years back. You should talk to a psychiatrist. Meditations and therapy are beneficial.


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