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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They also found potential linkages at chromosome 1 for panic disorder alone, chromosome 3 for agoraphobia, chromosome 11 for panic disorder and habitual smoking, and chromosome 16 for both social phobia and simple phobia.
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.
Panic disorder and agoraphobia in children may go unnoticed, the researchers suggest, because a youngster's forlorn appearance distracts clinicians from underlying anxiety.
Susan, 36, who has had to give up her temping job as a finance assistant because of her agoraphobia, has now been forced to move Adriene from Billesley primary to St Jude's.
People with agoraphobia can feel anxiety and develop defensive behaviors.
"I developed a bit of agoraphobia. I would never leave the house.
We might not talk about it very much, but agoraphobia is one of the most common panic-related disorders in the UK.
uk), explained the term 'agoraphobia' refers to an interrelated cluster of phobias.
Exploring the lonesome world of agoraphobia, Cuddle Buddies dives into the psychology and side effects of the deceptively dangerous disorder.
As part of the South African Stress and Health (SASH) study, which investigated the lifetime prevalence of common mental disorders, anxiety disorders were found to be the most prevalent class of lifetime mental disorders (15.8%), followed by substance use disorders (13.3%) and mood disorders (9.8%).' The SASH study revealed that agoraphobia without panic was one of the three most prevalent individual lifetime mental disorders at 9.8%, along with alcohol abuse (11.4%) and major depressive disorder (9.8%).
Social phobia, agoraphobia and simple phobia, as types of phobias, are mental disorders within the category of anxiety disorders according to the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-5) (2).