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Agoraphobia is marked anxiety or distress of leaving home, being in public places, or feared situation(s). This anxiety or distress stems from the fear of being trapped, stranded without help, or from the anxiety these situation(s) cause. These situation(s) may lead to a Panic Attack or a panic like symptom. Agoraphobia is often associated with Panic Disorder With Agoraphobia or Agoraphobia Without History of Panic Attack.
NOT DUE TO A SUBSTANCE, GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION, OR OTHER DISORDER.
SEE: CAUSING ANXIETY.
Marked anxiety of being in a place or a situation that make escape difficult, embarrassing, or impossible. Typically involves characteristic clusters of situations. (E.g., leaving home alone, crowds, standing in a line, going over a bridge, public transportation )
The situation(s) that cause fear are avoid or endured with intense distress. There may be a need for the presence of a companion to help see them thought the situation(s).
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