so far, there's only 2 people on this post. I thought there would a lot of people dealing with this problem. I have a fear of driving, and 5 months ago I wanted to learn to drive so that I can have the freedom to go wherever I want to go especially from home to work.
Now, that you have mentioned GAD or general anxiety disorder - maybe it did affect me. I do have thoughts about worrying too much. I have failed 2 driving test here in the United States. But after each experience, I felt I know what I wanted to do, but the anxiety attacks kicks in, and I panicked. Even though I get into the car, when I start the car I get these unsettling thoughts on what is going to happen to me. I get nervous.
I have hit 2 cars now by hitting the curb by miscalculating my turns - First, when I am practicing in a parking lot, and the other on my 2nd driver's test.
I hope this is the right support group to deal with my phobias about driving.