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I think I am agoraphobic because i'm not as pretty as I used to be, could this be the cause?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Phobic avoidance
Avoidance can be related to self image issues and self esteem.
Coping with your phobia involves desensitization and graduated exposure. Trust yourself. U can do it.

In brief: Phobic avoidance
Avoidance can be related to self image issues and self esteem.
Coping with your phobia involves desensitization and graduated exposure. Trust yourself. U can do it.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: We all age
Agorophobia is a fear of being in open spaces.
It is unlikely to be caused by low self esteem.

In brief: We all age
Agorophobia is a fear of being in open spaces.
It is unlikely to be caused by low self esteem.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
In brief: Rationalizing fear?
Self esteem issues show up in many different forms.
Also, people commonly rationalize their avoidance behaviors -- could this be happening here? In agoraphobia, you avoid situations you fear might cause panic attacks. You may have a hard time feeling safe in any public place, especially where crowds gather. Therapy for both your anxiety and concerns about your looks is available! good luck.

In brief: Rationalizing fear?
Self esteem issues show up in many different forms.
Also, people commonly rationalize their avoidance behaviors -- could this be happening here? In agoraphobia, you avoid situations you fear might cause panic attacks. You may have a hard time feeling safe in any public place, especially where crowds gather. Therapy for both your anxiety and concerns about your looks is available! good luck.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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