Agoraphobia

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Agoraphobia

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Agoraphobia Definition

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.

Agoraphobia Diagnostic Criteria - Mental Health made easy.

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).

Agoraphobia Treatment ( Psychotherapy )

Desensitization

Adlerian Therapy
Behavior Therapy
Existential Therapy
Gestalt Therapy
Person-centered Therapy
Psychoanalytic
Rational-emotive Therapy
Reality Therapy
Transactional Analysis

Agoraphobia Treatment ( Pharmacotherapy )

Desyrel
Trialodine

 
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