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What are the causes of agoraphobia?

What are the causes of agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia: Exact causes are currently unknown, although some hypothesize the causes are other anxiety disorders, stressful environment, or substance abuse such as chronic use of alcohol/sedatives/nicotine. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What are the most common causes of agoraphobia?

Fear of panic attack: Experts are not completely sure what the exact causes of agoraphobia are. Most believe that they are a result of physical and/or psychological factors. People with agoraphobia often fear having a panic attack in public and not being able to get to safety. Fear of embarassment is often a factor in agoraphobia, leading to staying home rather then out and about. ...Read more

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Is my messed up childhood what caused my agoraphobia?

Is my messed up childhood what caused my agoraphobia?

COULD: The brain makes connections between the past and the present that you mightnt expect. Psychiatrists work with that kind of thing. Meds & therapy can make a major difference. Does for my patients. ...Read more

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What causes anxiety/ agoraphobia?

What causes anxiety/ agoraphobia?

Beliefs: Anxiety is the result of a belief of which you may not even be aware. This belief portends bad consequences. In a was it is like presenting a feared object to yourself. ...Read more

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How do I grow out of agoraphobia caused by overprotective parenting?

How do I grow out of agoraphobia caused by overprotective parenting?

Self-esteem: Overprotecting is the direct result of parents not having trust (faith in) and, as a result, not instilling confidence in their children. Thus, the parental insecurities become their kids'. To treat such a condition, it is a matter of restoring or generating self-confidence in the child, the parent or, preferably, both. ...Read more

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How do I grow out of this agoraphobia caused by previous overprotective parenting?

How do I grow out of this agoraphobia caused by previous overprotective parenting?

Agoraphobia: Agoraphobia makes people avoid situations they fear might cause them to panic. This could include being alone, leaving home, or any situation where they'd feel trapped, embarrassed or helpless if they do panic. Usually agoraphobia occurs along with panic disorder, not just from parenting. Cognitive behavioral therapy and medications can help. Some therapists offer home visits at the start. ...Read more

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I have agoraphobia. My shrink said "deliberately get yourself into a situation that will cause a panic, ride it out & see you'll survive." Good tool?

I have agoraphobia. My shrink said "deliberately get yourself into a situation that will cause a panic, ride it out & see you'll survive." Good tool?

Possibly: "Exposure therapy" works well if you can be persuaded to do it repeatedly. Presumably you are taking medicine to prevent panic attacks. ...Read more

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What are the causes of agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia: Exact causes are currently unknown, although some hypothesize the causes are other anxiety disorders, stressful environment, or substance abuse such as chronic use of alcohol/sedatives/nicotine. ...Read more

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What can cause agoraphobia to last for years?

What can cause agoraphobia to last for years?

Agoraphobia: The more we reinforce something the stronger it becomes. Avoiding social situations brings the illusion of relief and reinforces it. See a mental help professional, perhaps through HT. He/she can help you develop a gradual plan to overcome this and perhaps a friend can help you implement it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can cause agoraphobia and why won't it go away?

What can cause agoraphobia and why won't it go away?

Unknown: Agoraphobia is a fear of open spaces, especially crowded ones. In severe cases patients are unable to leave home. It is often associated with panic disorder. The causes are unknown, probably a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It CAN be treated with proper psychotherapy however, with supporting medications, but an experienced therapist and a long treatment time are needed. ...Read more

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What causes agoraphobia? I thought it came from the meds i took a few years ago. Seems to be coming back? Could a physical problem cause this?

What causes agoraphobia? I thought it came from the meds i took a few years ago. Seems to be coming back? Could a physical problem cause this?

Agoraphobia: is a fear of open places, being out it public. The extreme is being totally housebound but some folks can get to work, etc. It is a fear of being away from our comfort zone, phone, etc. in case something bad happens or we panic. Please see a mental health pro like a clinical psychologist who specializes in mood disorders for help. Meds may help but are not the complete answer. ...Read more

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Can acute magnesium deficiency really cause agoraphobia and panic attacks?

Can acute magnesium deficiency really cause agoraphobia and panic attacks?

Not usually: Magnesium together with B6 can be helpful in calming the glutamate system in your brain that promotes agitation. Magnesium supplementation certainly may help panic attacks, although it is not the main treatment. More info in magnesium here: Http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium.html ...Read more

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Using sertraline for panic attacks and agoraphobia. Gained 30lbs .Is there another medication for panic disorder that doesn't cause weight gain?

Using sertraline for panic attacks and agoraphobia. Gained 30lbs .Is there another medication for panic disorder that doesn't cause weight gain?

Ask your doc: Some medications cause weight gain, as you've discovered. There are many related medications that might work in reducing panic and not cause weight gain and other side effects. Also combining medication with behavioral treatment can make it possible to eventually go off medication. ...Read more

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I have what my dr has said is stress induced seizures. I feel like im out in spacre and then my head shakes, hands curl and my eyes blink uncontroably.. I have agoraphobia and a lot of other problems with anxiety and depression. Can stress cause seizures.

I have what my dr has said is stress induced seizures. I feel like im out in spacre and then my head shakes, hands curl and my eyes blink uncontroably.. I have agoraphobia and a lot of other problems with anxiety and depression. Can stress cause seizures.

Things to consider:: Has the appropriate testing done to confirm the type of seizures you are having. Stress can indirectly affects seizure activity or onset by making you forget to take your medicine, increase your cortisol level which can affect the activity of seizures, cause you to have negative emotions which alters the limbic system in your brain. The limbic system is a common place for seizures to begin. ...Read more

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Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Can hyper thyroidism or thyroid meds cause a high bac reading in a blood test?

Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more

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How can I cure agoraphobia?

How can I cure agoraphobia?

Find a psychologist: Or counselor/therapist who treats anxiety. The most effective treatment for anxiety is relaxation training coupled with cognitive therapy that helps you modify the thoughts, perceptions and beliefs that trigger the anxiety. Learning to calm your body and your mind & accept uncertainty is the key. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation (www.Bcia.Org and www.Aapb.Org). ...Read more

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How to deal with agoraphobia?

How to deal with agoraphobia?

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-Behavioral Therapy- is powerful. Watch a skilled anxiety expert guide someone face her fears (exposure), while helping her become aware of AND change the thoughts feeding the avoidance behaviors (cognitive therapy component): http://youtu.be/wE5F-FjbTRk ...Read more

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How do I know if I have agoraphobia?

How do I know if I have agoraphobia?

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 who have panic disorder, who fear leaving their homes lest they have a panic attack. These people find it hard to feel safe in any public place, especially those which are crowded or where exit would be difficult. See a psychiatrist about yourself. ...Read more

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Fear Of Crowds (Definition)

Fear of crowd means the patient is anxious around other people. Group size does not necessarily correlate ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Agoraphobia (Definition)

The fear of being unable to escape a situation in the event ...Read more