Thursday, March 2, 2017
Passenger Spitfire Flights Help People in the Fight against Aerophobia
Dry mouth? Sweaty palms? Trembling knees? Increased heart rate? Some can relate to these indicators of discomfort when air-bound. According to Psychcentral.com, about 20-30% of people experience anxiety when flying. If you feel these symptoms to the degree of a panic attack, you may be one of the 2-10% with aerophobia (also known as aviophobia).
This fear can be attributed to a lot of factors. Among those who may develop it are people who have experienced some sort of trauma before flying such as an accident, an assault, or disability, as well as those who are exposed to these incidents via media. Aerophobia is also likely to develop if a person is stressed about a major life event such as job change, relocation, or marriage. Personality factors may play a role, particularly among those who find it hard to leave their safety to other people. Though agreed upon by experts as a learned behavior, some research shows that it can also be inherited.