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Agoraphobia

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Agoraphobia was considered part of Panic Disorder but now is considered a separate illness, although frequently accompanied by panic attacks. It is fe ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Find a psychologist: Or counselor/therapist who treats anxiety. The most effective treatment for anxiety is relaxation training coupled with cognitive therapy that helps ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Exposure Therapy!: If u learn 2 avoid what u fear & u have many fears, your life can get very restricted. Facing your fears using systematic method -esp Cognitive-Be ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arman Danielyan
29 years experience Child Psychiatry
Agoraphobia: Agoraphobia often is art of panic disorder. Agoraphobia is the fear of being in places or situations from which escape might be difficult or in which ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
See mental health: There could be many causes and it is to serious and debilitating to put off. See a mental health professional right away.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Agoraphobia: Agoraphobia is technically "fear of open spaces." more often, it's fear of situations you think might cause you to panic. It often happens in people ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Anxious: Relaxation exercises, life style changes, & building good social support system. Cognitive behavior therapy helps.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. QH TRAN
Dr. QH TRAN answered
30 years experience Child Psychiatry
SSRIs: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) Prozac are the first line of treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
36 years experience Psychiatry
Isolation: Agoraphobia is a fear of being outside a "safe" environment usually due to panic attacks. In severe cases, someone can become completely house bound, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rockwell
33 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Best bet is to do desensitization therapy with a good cognitive behavioral therapist who has experience at treating anxiety disorders.
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