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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Increasingly house-bound by crippling agoraphobia, Sherry has been unable to lead a normal life, hold down a job or make friends, all of which has led to repeated suicide attempts.
The most comforting place to be is back at home and people with agoraphobia never feel anxious in the safety of their own home environment.
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.
The LOD score was only 2 in a broader anxiety disorder sample of 62 Icelandic families with diagnoses including panic disorder, agoraphobia, simple phobia, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and somatoform pain, which was highly comorbid with anxiety in the sample (Am.
Volunteers with the organisation have been working on her agoraphobia by taking her out for short walks.
Over the next eight weeks presenter Bethan Collins will explore tough issues like teenage sexuality, agoraphobia, stammering and narcolepsy, a bizarre condition where suffers cannot stop falling asleep.
Well,how about ``I've just been diagnosed with agoraphobia -I can't go out to post the cheque.
QI'VE been diagnosed as suffering from agoraphobia.
The degree of their abnormality corresponds to their degree of agoraphobia.
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The 30-year-old mother from Walsall turned to First Steps To Freedom when she started suffering from agoraphobia in March this year.