What is agoraphobia? Someone said that I might suffer from it.

by Clive

What is agoraphobia? A friend said that I might suffer from it.

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Feb 01, 2011
What is agoraphobia?
by: Kell

Hi Clive,

If you have a fear of being alone in any place/situation in which it may be difficult to escape then you may have agoraphobia.

Agoraphobia is one of the 10 most common phobias.

Women make up about two thirds of people who develop agoraphobia. Most people develop agoraphobia after suffering a spontaneous anxiety attack.

Since these attacks occur with little warning and appear random, it makes it difficult for the person to predict the next panic attack.

As such, the individual may anticipate future panic attacks and fear any situation which may trigger a panic attack.

Typically people with agoraphobia have a fear of busy or crowded places, such as movie theaters, shopping malls or busy streets, where it may be difficult to escape from the situation.

This can result in a person with agoraphobia staying at home. This can be very disabling for the person and their family.

Hope this helps,


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