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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Fear Of Public Transport (Overview)

Fear of public transport, which may be a type agoraphobia, is a clinical finding in which a person experiences panic or anxiety while on public transportation, often due to a fear that they will be unable to escape.


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Fear of public transport. Am I weird?

Fear of public transport. Am I weird?

Depends on the fear: Well, i wouldn't say "weird"... I don't even know you. But there are reality-based reasons to fear public transport (muggers & pickpockets in some places), exaggerated fears (getting lost, catching the flu), and delusional fears (dangerous space aliens). Or there may be fear without a focus at all. Maybe talk it over with a therapist if this fear hurts your travel ability or comfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
7 doctors shared insights

Fear Of Public Transport (Overview)

Fear of public transport, which may be a type agoraphobia, is a clinical finding in which a person experiences panic or anxiety while on public transportation, often due to a fear that they will be unable to escape.


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How do I get rid of fear of growing old?

How do I get rid of fear of growing old?

Fear of aging: Its not so much growing old as deteriorating therefore there are things that can be done to stay vital and youthful actually exercising and eating right and staying out of the sun will affect how you feel and keep you fit - its possible to be in better shape in your fifties than twenty year olds. Work it! also 90% of outward signs of aging are from the sun, so dont! alcohol and drugs - bad! ...Read more

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Fear of public transport. Am I weird?

Depends on the fear: Well, i wouldn't say "weird"... I don't even know you. But there are reality-based reasons to fear public transport (muggers & pickpockets in some places), exaggerated fears (getting lost, catching the flu), and delusional fears (dangerous space aliens). Or there may be fear without a focus at all. Maybe talk it over with a therapist if this fear hurts your travel ability or comfort. ...Read more

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What can be done for tuberculosis on public transport?

What can be done for tuberculosis on public transport?

See below: Unfortunately, unless everyone wore a mask, the only thing that can be done is good hygiene. ...Read more

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I'm getting nervous using public transport.. Why?

I'm getting nervous using public transport.. Why?

That is a question: That you will have to ask yourself. Are you uncomfortable in crowds? Concerned about crime/ safety? Worried about catching diseases? It is worth pondering the why? Take care. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more