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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"It would be a huge honour if it did well and I hope it would inspire other agoraphobics, or anyone at all for that matter, that you don't have to give up or let anything get in the way of your dreams," she said.
For agoraphobic avoidance, mean scores were approximately 3.0 at baseline for all groups and were reduced by approximately 1.2 points in the therapist-present arm and 0.75 in the therapist-not-present arm (P less than .05).
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 play's agoraphobic, obsessive-compulsive heroine builds a mechanical clone of herself and dispatches it to find her Chinese mother, but the situation goes hilariously awry.
It's hard because lately I've become completely agoraphobic. I think it comes from traveling so much and for so long.
Relationship between balance system function and agoraphobic avoidance.
Framed by a somewhat cloying voice--over recited by a seemingly agoraphobic young woman, it abruptly shifts gears, becoming a parody of literary culture and romantic identity when the woman becomes, literally overnight, a celebrity novelist.
If you're agoraphobic, then your home becomes a safe haven, the thought of leaving is just unbearable." Mrs Clark said she had confiscated her elderly husband's buzzer, which controlled the gates to Wellow Park, when he had threatened suicide.
Agoraphobic volunteers believed that, if plunged into a feared situation, they would experience skyrocketing anxiety and a sense of panic.
Esther Coles stars as Liz, the nurse, while Whitehouse takes on various roles including an agoraphobic.
AN agoraphobic pensioner terrified of leaving her house was wrongly blacklisted by a home delivery firm who accused her of launching furious verbal tirades against staff.
I've met people who were agoraphobic and hypnotherapy helped them - maybe you could find a practitioner who is willing to come to you for the first couple of sessions?