Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks are not a disease.


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dizziness, panic attack, agoraphobia??

Question by sunstars: dizziness, panic attack, agoraphobia??
i’ve been having this dizziness for over a month and i feel like i’m going to fall at times when i’m walking. i had mri, hearing test, lab works that came back normal. i’ve seen ent and a neurologist and they don’t think there’s anything wrong with me. i get so dizzy and i’m at the point i’m afraid to leave my house. going to my appointment is a pain and i end up with panic attack everytime i leave my house because of my dizziness. i don’t know what else to do and i’m so fatigued that all i do is sleep when i am home…. i need advice please.. thanks..
no, i don’t have any eating disorder at all and i don’t drink or smoke.
softblue, is your dizziness constant??

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Hello, What is Agoraphobia?

Question by Binky: Hello, What is Agoraphobia?

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Answer by Kara
Agoraphobia (from Greek ?????, “marketplace”; and ?????/?????, -phobia) is an anxiety disorder characterized by anxiety in situations where the sufferer perceives the environment as being difficult to escape or get help. These situations include, but are not limited to, wide-open spaces, as well as uncontrollable social situations such as may be met in shopping malls, airports, and on bridges. Agoraphobia is defined within the DSM-IV TR as a subset of panic disorder, involving the fear of incurring a panic attack in those environments.[1] The sufferer may go to great lengths to avoid those situations, in severe cases becoming unable to leave their home or safe haven.

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social phobia and agoraphobia?

Question by Lj: social phobia and agoraphobia?
I am trying to find out if agoraphobia is a type of social or specific phobia. everytime i type it into google, it either doesnt answer my question, or changes the word phobia with anxiety.
wow barry that did not help at all.
a specific phobia is a fear of a specific object, activity, or situation.
while social phobia is a type of fear brought on by performing in front of others.
agoraphobia is the fear of being placed in a place were its not easy to escape, such as large crowds of people and such, or that is how people often view it, with that in mind.
is agoraphobia a specific or social phobia.

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Question by Brian V: I have Agoraphobia, can somebody help me? :(?
I feel like I’m up shit creek without a paddle. I’m on meds, I have a super supportive family, and I’ve done therapy on and off and since 1996. Still Panic Disorder, Anxiety, and Agoraphobia seem to run my life! I don’t know what to do! I haven’t been out of the house for too long, and I don’t want to become house bound again! But, the further I get from home the more nervous I get. I feel like I’m trapped. I hate being this way, but I’m too scared of being scared to face it all AGAIN. I’m afraid I’m going to wake up one day 80 years old and realize I never did ANYTHING because I was afraid. Can anybody help me? :(

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Question by naylime: I need help finding a therapist that does phone sessions for agoraphobia?
I have mild agoraphobia and am working on self help by myself, but I would really like a therapist to talk to. Unfortunately I can’t find any in my area that do home visits and I would really like to know if over the phone sessions are a thing that anyone offers. I super appreciate any help, as anyone with anxiety knows it’s terrible to go it alone!

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Question by kimpenn09: How has your doctor/therapist treated your agoraphobia?
My therapist suggested today that I might be agoraphobic, mainly because I have trouble leaving and staying away from my apartment and feel very uncomfortable outside of the safety of familiar places and faces. (I won’t go into details.) I am wondering what kind of therapy other agoraphobics have received. I am in traditional psychotherapy now, but think I might benefit better from cognitive behavioral therapy, both for this and my OCD/depression.

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I have to get on a plane in 24 hours, how can I do this with agoraphobia?

Question by Skylark5: I have to get on a plane in 24 hours, how can I do this with agoraphobia?
If it was my choice I wouldn’t get on at all, but it’s because of my dads job that we have to move again. I don’t know how I can handle an airport and airplane with agoraphobia. I have lived in the same place for the last 3 years and have been dealing with agoraphobia for about that long. How can I cope with it in a ten hour flight?

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Tips about agoraphobia

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Initially the term referred to Agoraphobia Powerful dread of open spaces (the Greek Agora PlazaPublic in which historical Greeks arrived collectively to go over and debate). InToday the expression also contains the existence of any of the subsequent symptoms:

Fear of heading out alone / within the household or far from it.Fear of circumstances or locations wherever escape may very well be

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