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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Sheila Harris suffered from agoraphobia for four years and vowed to help other people with the condition when she finally conquered her fear in 1987.
of the University of Quebec, Montreal, randomized 84 patients to receive individual therapy, group therapy, or self-directed therapy All patients were adults (aged 18-65 years) with a primary diagnosis of moderate to severe panic disorder with agoraphobia.
She was suffering from an acute form of agoraphobia and years later, she still doesn't know why.
Both Mrs Hobbs and Mrs Harris managed to overcome their agoraphobia - fear of open spaces - through determination and patience.
And the joy of getting down to 30 stone and beating his agoraphobia, thanks to the help of a hypnotherapist, is now just a memory.
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The image objectifies both claustrophobia and agoraphobia.
He suffered post-traumatic stress, panic attacks and agoraphobia after the drink-fuelled attack.
John Booth took the cash over 14 years after saying he had agoraphobia, stress and was unable to walk more than 50 yards unaided.
Severe anxiety can result in a number of conditions - from panic attacks and phobias to agoraphobia and obsessive compulsive disorders.
But she has failed to attend court five times claiming she suffers from agoraphobia - a fear of open spaces.
Bissett admitted injuring the hedgehog last July in a letter to the court - but said he could not attend yesterday because he has agoraphobia.