agoraphobia

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agoraphobia

a pathological fear of being in public places, often resulting in the sufferer becoming housebound

agoraphobia

[ə‚gȯr·ə′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of open places.
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OK, so this isn't quite the usual business-y video that Kipp features, but we thought this was a particularly interesting case: singer Jemma Pixie Hixon, who is 20, has agoraphobia which is a marked fear of open spaces or crowds.
Agoraphobia - the fear of open spaces is perhaps the most common complex phobia and occurs in about 30 people in every 1,000 a year, it's more common in women.
An inquest was told the 27-year-old suffered a fear of open spaces and did not leave his house for five months.
But some, such as agoraphobia, a fear of open spaces, can be difficult to live with.
The adrenalin buzz of acting helps me beat agoraphobia': Being an extra helped student Emily Biles to overcome her fear of open spaces.
The 35-year-old says his partner Pamela Newsam went to the court to make a statutory declaration on his behalf due to his agoraphobia - a fear of open spaces which leaves Mr Smith all but housebound.
Defined as a fear of open spaces and unfamiliar places, the phobia takes its name from agora, the Greek word for marketplace.
Although he has undergone behavioural therapy to help beat his morbid fear of open spaces and is able to go out locally, he is not sure he will get to Buckingham Palace.
Faye's fear of open spaces led to her becoming a virtual prisoner in her ownhomeand she was first prescribed Seroxat in 1994.
DOOBIE is a duck like no other he does not take to water and he has a fear of open spaces.
Algeo said he has agoraphobia - fear of open spaces - which limits his job prospects.
Elizabeth Taylor says her relationship with Rod Steiger blossomed around her fear of open spaces, which hit after she developed a brain tumor.