July 25, 2011 --
The ups and downs of a roller coaster ride, may cause thrills for some, and anxiety for others.
How you react to it, could be a reflection on the way you deal with everyday life.
Simply put, if your life is full of ups and downs, enduring that on a ride, and coming out just fine, gives you a sense of accomplishment.
Beaumont Hospital Psychiatrist Doctor Howard Belkin says surviving the ride gives many a sense of accomplishment.
He also says many people get addicted the adrenaline rush they get when riding the roller coaster.
He says it's a mix of excitement and satisfaction that compels people to ride over and over again.