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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There has been no evidence that age of onset or frequency of panic predicts an agoraphobic response, however, agoraphobia tends to develop in younger individuals.
The most recent development has been so-called "e-group conferencing" which allows agoraphobics and people with a whole range of anxiety disorders to chat online.
An agoraphobic bride has been married in her own home because she was too afraid to go to the register office two miles away.
The 24-year-old actor plays the role of an agoraphobic father in Ciaran Foy's thriller.
She said: "I am severely agoraphobic which means I can't even go to the local shop which is just 50 yards away.
Of course the agoraphobics couldn't wait to get inside.
The charity helps agoraphobics and people who have panic attacks, as well as those suffering from obsessive compulsive behaviour.
NICE KNITWEAR: Mat Fraser (left) (star of the Virgin mobile advert) worked with knitwear artist Freddie Robins to produce this sweater and (below) the handbag for agoraphobics - complete with medicines - was created by textile artist Susie Freeman.
Items on display include a sweater with the slogan: Short Armed and Dangerous, a walking frame, a back brace, and a handbag for agoraphobics.