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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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Would like opinions for which medicine is best to treat agoraphobia?

Ssri and/ or snri +: Most any ssri or snri + cbt should help- May need to try more than one ...Read more

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What is agoraphobia?

What is agoraphobia?

See below: Agoraphobia was considered part of Panic Disorder but now is considered a separate illness, although frequently accompanied by panic attacks. It is fear of being incapacitated in certain situations and avoidance of such situations or having severe anxiety about them.
Examples:Fear of crowds, shopping malls, driving, being away from home, Drs. Office, flying, See>http://bit. Ly/1i1tLgP ...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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What are symptoms of agoraphobia?

What are symptoms of agoraphobia?

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 help might not be available in the event of a panic attack. Those suffering from agoraphobia try to avoid being in public, crowded places, or traveling by public transport. If untreated, those with agoraphobia may stop leaving from their house at all. ...Read more

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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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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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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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What are the early stages of agoraphobia?

What are the early stages of agoraphobia?

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, because they are afraid they will have a panic attack. Panic attacks may occur for no reason, but are generally borne out of extreme anxiety or fear. By definition, a panic attack includes physical symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is it possible to recover from agoraphobia?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Agoraphobia: With proper treatment & time, absolutely.

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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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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 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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Is there a way to support someone with agoraphobia?

Patience and support: Be patient and do not try to force the person with this phobia. Realize that with time and the right help they can get better. Yor patience and support is what they need for the time being. ...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 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 mightn't 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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Does agoraphobia go away for good once it is treated?

Agoraphobia: Yes indeed, refer to my answer above. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: agoraphobia?

Fear No Escape: Agoraphobia is a fear of being unable to escape a situation in the event of a panic attack. People who suffer from panic disorder with agoraphobia often avoid crowds, wide-open environments, confined spaces, or travel. Exposure therapy and cognitive restructuring are the best treatments since they target the panic attacks directly related to agoraphobia. Adjunctive medications can also be helpful. ...Read more

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What medication and at what dose would cure agoraphobia?

What medication and at what dose would cure agoraphobia?

As said: As dr ali said no medication cures it but you can help treat it. Start by seeing a psychiatrist who can put you on medications to help treat some of your symptoms then guide you in the right direction. Then see a therapist who can provide behavioral modification techniques and therapy. You can also find self help books on amazon to help yourself. Eventually with appropriate treatment it can better. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of agoraphobia?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia: This usually occurs in the context of panic disorder, characterized by sudden attacks of intense fear that trigger severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. This can become associated with certain locations and situations -- such that the person becomes afraid of leaving his/her house. This is agoraphobia, technically "fear of open spaces.". ...Read more

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If someone is suffering from agoraphobia, what would the dr do?

Medication + Therapy: Cognitive behavior therapy helps. So do medications like zoloft, prozac, paxil, (paroxetine). .. Or a combination of both. ...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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I have agoraphobia. Are there any success stories or encouragement?

Therapy and meds: Ssris and psychotherapy can be very helpful for agoraphobia. Exposure response prevention (erp) psychotherapy, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy, while not easy, can be effective for a number of anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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What to do if I have just booked a long weekend away and I have agoraphobia. Help!?

CBT/Relaxation: This trip may be an excellent exercise in lessening your agoraphobia if you are able to approach it with the right tools. Attending even 2-3 sessions of counseling focused on cognitive behavioral therapy and relaxation techniques may be enough to prepare you for coping with the anxiety and getting the most out of your trip. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have agoraphobia, no life on the outside, scared it will start to eat me and my boyfriend apart?

I have agoraphobia, no life on the outside, scared it will start to eat me and my boyfriend apart?

Seek psychotherapy: I would encourage you to find a good psychologist to help you overcome your agoraphobia so that you can start living a fuller life. Cognitive behavioral techniques (progressive desensitizations) can be very helpful although at times there is also a need for some insight oriented therapy as well if the agoraphobia is related to any early traumatic experiences. Couples therapy may help as well. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Agoraphobia (Definition)

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