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Agyrophobia (or Dromophobia[1]) is a case of specific phobia, the irrational fear that crossing roads will cause bodily harm to oneself, even if no actual threat is posed.[2][3][4]

This phobia is considered independent from the fear of cars, as even crossing a deserted intersection still initiates the fear reaction.

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References

  1. ^ Boyd, L.M. (29 November 1995). "These French cities have North African air" (in English). Curiosity Shop (The Victoria Advocate, Texas, USA): pp. 4D. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZC0KAAAAIBAJ&sjid=x0oDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4506,5582660&dq=dromophobia. Retrieved 2009-08-16.  
  2. ^ Dobson, Roger (18 January 1998). "Don't panic - it's only a phobia" (in English). The Independent on Sunday, London, UK. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/dont-panic--its-only-a-phobia-1139345.html. Retrieved 2009-08-16.  
  3. ^ Salter, Rosa (5 September 1999). "FEARS RUN RAMPANT ON CALIFORNIA PHOBIA-PHILE'S OFFBEAT WEB PAGE" (in English). The Morning Call, Pennsylvania, USA (susbcription required). http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/mcall/access/44450022.html?dids=44450022:44450022&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Sep+05%2C+1999&author=ROSA+SALTER%2C+The+Morning+Call&pub=Morning+Call&desc=FEARS+RUN+RAMPANT+ON+CALIFORNIA+PHOBIA-PHILE'S+OFFBEAT+WEB+PAGE&pqatl=google. Retrieved 2009-08-16.  
  4. ^ Gupta, Tanuja Das (18 September 2001). "Meow Meow: The Road Not Taken..." (in English). The Times of India, Mumbai, India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2127893736.cms. Retrieved 2009-08-16.  







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