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A 37-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: fear of public or open places?

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Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
It seems that you are asking about agoraphobia. a diagnosis which arises out of anxiety and panic. During the pandemic, many people not diagnosed previously are feeling this way now. There are many factors which contribute to this, largely coming from a state of increased vulnerability. Fear of catching covid, isolation, and unexpected panic attacks have not been unusual during this period.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

I have fear of public or open places, how do I treat?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Therapy/meds: Agoraphobia can be treated by a psychiatrist with possible use of meds and therapy. Good luck.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Irrational fear?

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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
Irrational Fear: Irrational fear is fear that is not based on reality.

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