Fear of crossing streets.

The fear of crossing streets, dromophobia is a specific phobia that affects a person’s ability to cross a street or roadway where cars or vehicles may be present. 

Dromophobia may result from experiencing a road accident/

 It may be classified as a subtype of panic disorder.

It may be a component of accident-related posttraumatic stress disorder, as a reaction to a situation reminiscent of the past traumatic event.

Fear of crossing streets may also result from an anticipatory anxiety related to person’s limited mobility: a person with stiff-person syndrome may experience attacks of increasing stiffness or spasms while crossing the street.

Dromophobia may be present in people, especially children, with autism, or other neurological conditions that impact the ability to judge the speed of an oncoming vehicle.

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