Possible causes of anxiety
Feelings of nervousness or anxiety is a normal and healthy human emotion, people will generally experience these feelings at some point in their lives. For example, it is common for people to feel worried or anxious when they have an upcoming exam, starting a new job or about to give a speech in public. Some people may experienced increased anxiety when they drive, which may be caused by the following:
– Stress: Driving can be a stressful task for many people, and stress may lead to anxiety
– Previous trauma related to driving or travelling in cars: Some people may have experienced traumatic situations, such as car accidents, causing them to become anxious.
– Panic attacks: People may experience panic attacks while driving, causing increased anxiety levels.
– Fear: Some people may become fearful of driving because they hear about accidents or other dangerous experiences on the roads. For example, someone may become fearful of travelling in a car if they hear about a serious accident nearby. This fear can possibly lead to anxiety.