Expert in mental health identifies common diagnosis of bridge phobia

Fear of Crossing Bridges on the Rise after Baltimore Collapse: Coping Strategies Suggested by Mental Health Expert

Mental health therapist Jay Powell explains that witnessing a bridge collapse, like the one that occurred in Baltimore, can trigger confirmation anxiety for those who suffer from gephyrophobia. The fear of crossing bridges has become more prevalent after this event, and Powell emphasizes that it can be difficult to cope with for those affected. In Jacksonville, residents share their feelings about traveling across bridges in the city. While some are not bothered by it, others express concerns about maritime traffic causing accidents. To help individuals navigate their fear of crossing bridges, Powell suggests adopting coping strategies such as focusing on a local point or listening to music to distract from feelings of nausea or dizziness.

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