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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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
Recommend Therapy.: Cognitive behavioral therapy or exposure can be helpful. Psychiatric medications are sometimes indicated as well. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer