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.
See mental health. There could be many causes and it is to serious and debilitating to put off. See a mental health professional right away.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...