How to use Agoraphobia in a sentence
In adults, only about 20 percent of specific phobias go away without treatment, and agoraphobia gets worse with time if untreated.
I developed agoraphobia and couldn't leave the flat.
I have agoraphobia - I can't leave the house without a " safe person " .
Kim Basinger - This southern belle and ex-wife of Alec Baldwin has agoraphobia, a fear of open spaces.
Agoraphobia is the intense fear of being trapped and having a panic attack in a public place.Advertisement
An episode of spontaneous panic is usually the initial trigger for the development of agoraphobia.
In severe cases, people with agoraphobia can no longer leave their homes for fear of experiencing a panic attack.
A person with agoraphobia may have a panic attack at any time, for no apparent reason.
Paxil and Zoloft are used to treat panic disorders with or without agoraphobia.
Agoraphobia is the intense fear of feeling trapped and having a panic attack in specific situations.Advertisement
The result can be severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms include agoraphobia, inability to communicate, uncontrollable anger and distress.
At other times (e.g. agoraphobia, social phobia) avoiding the feared situation limits their life severely.
Medication can block the feelings of panic and, when combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy, can be quite effective in reducing specific phobias and agoraphobia.
When agoraphobia accompanies panic attacks, it also responds to cognitive-behavioral treatment for panic disorder, often in conjunction with anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications similar to those prescribed for other phobias.
School phobia is often associated with other anxiety disorders such as agoraphobia or other mental health disorders such as depression.Advertisement
While experts believe the tendency to develop phobias runs in families and may be hereditary, a specific stressful event usually triggers the development of a specific phobia or agoraphobia.
Anxiety disorders include agoraphobia and other phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and panic disorder.
For this reason, people with agoraphobia avoid places where they might not be able to escape if a panic attack occurs.
Treating agoraphobia is more difficult than other phobias because there are often so many fears involved, such as fear of open spaces, traffic, elevators, and escalators.