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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The Rockford Files star almost missed out on his Lifetime Achievement honour from the Screen Actors Guild Awards this year because of his fear of open spaces.
16 (ANI): An alleged al-Qaeda terrorist said to be connected to Osama bin Laden has been freed to take regular walks in a park to stop him developing a fear of open spaces.
Susan Katona, 48, who has a fear of open spaces, claimed she had little income or cash, despite having pounds 46,000 in the bank, a court heard.
Susan Katona, 48, who has a crippling fear of open spaces, claimed she had little income or capital despite having in excess of pounds 46,000 in the bank, Runcorn Magistrates' Court heard.
THE sentencing of reality TV star Kerry Katona's mother was adjourned after her solicitor claimed she had a fear of open spaces.
In February, Emily Biles, 26, appeared in the Echo to talk of her struggle with her fear of open spaces.
Everybody has heard of agoraphobia - the fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places.
An agoraphobic artist from Thornaby is using the power of painting to help conquer her fear of open spaces.
Agoraphobia used to be defined as a fear of open spaces, but it now includes several other related fears such as of entering shops, fear of crowds and public places, or of travelling alone on trains, buses or aircraft.
The condition is a form of agoraphobia, which instead of being characterised by the more recognised fear of open spaces is exhibited in a fear of situations involving people.
The Leamington-based company is touring the country with Fearless, which looks at the fear of falling, fear of flying, fear of open spaces and of tiny rooms.
It is not just a fear of open spaces but can also encompass fear of meeting people, fear of crowds and fear of life itself.