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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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Alcoholism (Definition)

Also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to ...Read more


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Is there a big link between agoraphobia and alcoholism?

Is there a big link between agoraphobia and alcoholism?

Possibly: Alcoholism is a disease, agoraphibia is an anxiety disorder. Not everyone with alcoholism has agoraphobia and vis-versa. Many people with alcoholism have an anxiety disorder, so there is a link between the two. Both problems need to be addressed for successful recovery. Treating agoriphobia alone without getting help for the alcoholism will unlikely be successful. ...Read more

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How can I best deal with agoraphobia?

How can I best deal with agoraphobia?

Anxious: Relaxation exercises, life style changes, & building good social support system. Cognitive behavior therapy helps. ...Read more

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Which medicine can help with my agoraphobia?

Which medicine can help with my agoraphobia?

SSRI's: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors combined with cognitive behavioral therapy can be an effective approach for agoraphobia. ...Read more

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How can I help treat my terrible agoraphobia?

How can I help treat my terrible agoraphobia?

Find a psychologist: Or counselor 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. Check www. Bcia. Org and www. Aapb. Org for qualified professionals. ...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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Is it possible to full recover from agoraphobia?

Is it possible to full recover from agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia: Sure, with proper treatment utilizing cognitive behavior therapy & medications if warranted. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could I do about agoraphobia?

Recommend Therapy.: Cognitive behavioral therapy or exposure can be helpful. Psychiatric medications are sometimes indicated as well. ...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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Is it possible agoraphobia and monophobia attack on the same time?

Is it possible agoraphobia and monophobia attack on the same time?

Yes: Yes, both can occur. Monophobia is fear of being alone. Agorophobia is fear of being in a situation from which one cannot escape, at it's worst fear of being away from home, in open places, in crowds. ...Read more

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Can agoraphobia ever come back?

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Can agoraphobia ever come back?

Agoraphobia: Possible, with exposure to stressful situation or traumatic event. ...Read more

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Where can I get help for my alcoholism?

Where can I get help for my alcoholism?

Alcoholism Help: I commend you for your desire to get help for Your Alcoholism.
Let Wise Person within you ask:
•Duration of Alcoholism?
•Effect on marriage, relationships, work, and finances?
•Conviction to overcome Alcoholism; and reasons for it?
See a Psychiatrist for
•Therapy to understand use of Alcohol and its effects,
•To learn coping skills to deal with stresses of life
•Attend AA Meetings regularly ...Read more

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What is panic disorder with agoraphobia?

What is panic disorder with agoraphobia?

Panic & agoraphobia: Panic disorder with agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder. In it there are discrete episodes of intense fear peaking within 10 min and dissipating within 30 min. Also there is fear of situations which might be hard to escape or where help may not be available --also fear of crowds, bridges & being outside alone. Panic includes physical sx like shortness of breath, tachycardia, chest pain, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if alcoholism is a disease?

Can you tell me if alcoholism is a disease?

Yes it is. ..: Just like diabetes and many other conditions, a person can develop alcoholism either because it runs in their family, or because they are exposed to other people, situations or environments that lead them to develop unhealthy behaviors. ...Read more

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What physical diseases can alcoholism cause?

Many: Alcoholism is a chronic and progressive disease in itself. It can cause many areas of difficulty physically, the most common being liver problems, pancreatitis, nutrition related problems, and over time, brain damage. ...Read more

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Can you believe that alcoholism is a disease?

Yes: Like other diseases, alcoholism has strong genetic links- moral weakness does not. Like diabetes, alcoholism requires lifestyle changes, commitment to an entire pattern of living, and sometimes involves the entire family.
Alcoholism is a sometimes relapsing brain disease for which successful treatment has been found. Approaches tailored to each patient save lives. Chronic means no quick fix. ...Read more

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How do you treat health anxiety and agoraphobia?  

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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What to do about pain associated with alcoholism?

What to do about pain associated with alcoholism?

Alcoholism: Consult with your doctor for an assessment of the effects of your alcoholism, consider attending aa meetings to learn more about your difficulty and gain support of many who have remained sober for many years. Best. ...Read more

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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

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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