autophobia


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autophobia

(ˌɔːtəʊˈfəʊbɪə)
n
the fear of solitude or being alone
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autophobia, autophoby

an abnormal fear of being by oneself. Also called eremiophobia, eremophobia, monophobia.
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In Illinois, however, the top fear apparently is autophobia -- or, the morbid fear of isolation or abandonment.
Leibbrand's opposition to pedestrian zones and traffic calming is highlighted by Schmucki, 123, Carmen Hass-Klau, The Pedestrian and City Traffic (London and New York: Belhaven Press, 1990), 188 and also Brian Ladd, Autophobia: Love and Hate in the Automotive Age (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2008), 167-73.
Brian Ladd, historian and author of two books including "(http://www.amazon.com/Autophobia-Love-Hate-Automotive-Age/dp/0226467414) Autophobia: Love and Hate in the Automotive Age ," says there is strong evidence from the "peak travel" researchers and others that we are at a crossroads.