Driving Anxiety Pills & Medicines
Many different types of medications are used in the treatment of phobias like driving anxiety, including traditional anti-anxiety drugs such as benzodiazepines, and newer options like antidepressants and beta-blockers.
Drugs can seem very effective in the short term, but they are not a cure. Anxiety medication can provide temporary relief, but it doesn’t treat the underlying cause of the disorder. Once you stop taking the drug, usually all the symptoms of driving anxiety return in full force.
You need to be aware of the risks of anxiety medication, too:
Anxiety drugs often cause a wide range of unpleasant and sometimes even dangerous side effects.
Many anxiety meds are habit forming and physically addictive too, making it difficult to get off the medication once you’ve started. The bottom line is that anxiety medications can be helpful in the short term but can only ever mask the symptoms of driving anxiety, never cure and tackle the root cause.
The Best Drug or Medication for Driving Anxiety
We strongly believe that no medication is the best prescription for driving anxiety. If you are currently taking meds, of course, you should consult with your doctor before changing anything, but we believe the goal should always be to deal with the source of the problem, so you will not need pharmaceuticals.
That said, three types of medication are commonly used in the treatment of driving anxiety (vehophobia):
Beta blockers are used for relieving performance anxiety. They work by blocking the flow of adrenaline that occurs when you’re anxious. While beta blockers don’t affect the emotional symptoms of anxiety, they can control physical symptoms such as shaking hands or voice, sweating, and rapid heartbeat.
Antidepressants can be helpful when the feelings of fear are severe and debilitating. Three specific antidepressants — Paxil, Effexor, and Zoloft — have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration phobias.
Benzodiazepines are fast-acting anti-anxiety medications. However, they are sedating and addictive, so they are typically prescribed only when other medications have not worked.
Or learn more about Driving Anxiety:
DefinitionDRIVING ANXIETY: (vehophobia and driving phobia)
1: driving anxiety: a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of driving, despite conscious understanding by the phobic individual and reassurance by others that there is no danger. 2: driving anxiety: an extreme unwarranted fear and/or physical aversion to driving.
OTHER NAMES FOR THISActually, the phobia name for Driving Anxiety is called vehophobia. Different people call it by different names of course:
– Fear Of Driving
– Driving Phobia
– Driving Fear
– Phobia Of Driving
– Anxiety About Driving
– Driving Anxiety
– Highway Driving Fear
– Highway Driving Anxiety
– Highway Driving Phobia
– Freeway Driving Fear
– Freeway Driving Anxiety
– Freeway Driving Phobia
– Motorway Driving Fear
– Motorway Driving Phobia
– Motorway Driving Anxiety
– Phobia Of Driving On Motorways
– Fear Of Driving On Motorways