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What is the difference between agoraphobia and social anxiety ?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Agoraphobia is a

fear of being outdoors, literally a fear of the market place.
We feel out of control because we are out of our physical comfort zone, i.e., at home. Social anxiety is a fear that we do not measure up to what is expected, e.g., we will embarrass ourselves by saying or doing something "wrong." Peace and good health.

In brief: Agoraphobia is a

fear of being outdoors, literally a fear of the market place.
We feel out of control because we are out of our physical comfort zone, i.e., at home. Social anxiety is a fear that we do not measure up to what is expected, e.g., we will embarrass ourselves by saying or doing something "wrong." Peace and good health.
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