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What are symptoms of agoraphobia?

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Dr. Arman Danielyan
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Dr. Arman Danielyan
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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Panic disorder with

Though agoraphobia can occur without panic disorder (pd) and pd can occur without agoraphobia, they occur together quite frequently.
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.

In brief: Panic disorder with

Though agoraphobia can occur without panic disorder (pd) and pd can occur without agoraphobia, they occur together quite frequently.
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.
Dr. John Moranville
Dr. John Moranville
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Dr. Glenn Archibald
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fear of open spaces

The feeling of anxiety in situations where it is perceived to be difficult or embarrassing to escape.
Usually away from the safety of home, eg in clouds, wide open spaces, bridges, malls. Ths fear usually develops as a result of panic attacks, and can be quite severe in some cases. Treatment is usually successful. Cohnative behavorial therapy and or medication can be effective.

In brief: Fear of open spaces

The feeling of anxiety in situations where it is perceived to be difficult or embarrassing to escape.
Usually away from the safety of home, eg in clouds, wide open spaces, bridges, malls. Ths fear usually develops as a result of panic attacks, and can be quite severe in some cases. Treatment is usually successful. Cohnative behavorial therapy and or medication can be effective.
Dr. Glenn Archibald
Dr. Glenn Archibald
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