What is agoraphobic


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What is agoraphobic

  1. 1. What is Agoraphobic http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.com
  2. 2. About Agoraphobia The word “agoraphobia "is an English adaptation of the Greek words agora and phobia and literally translates to “a fear of the gathering place”.  Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder in which he or she avoids the situations or unfamiliar environments. Triggers for this anxiety may include crowds, wide open spaces, or traveling (even short distances).  It is fact that agoraphobic fears the onset of a panic attack and appearing distraught in http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.com public. 
  3. 3. What Causes Agoraphobia Causes and contributing factors the causes of agoraphobia are currently unknown, but number of theories about what can cause.  Hypothesis is that agoraphobia develops in response to repeated exposure to anxietyprovoking events.  Mental-health theory that focus on how individuals react to internal emotional conflicts. http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.com
  4. 4. Symptoms           Fear of being alone Fear of losing control in a public place Fear of being in places where escape might be difficult Becoming housebound for prolonged periods of time Feelings of detachment or estrangement from others Feelings of helplessness Dependence on others Feeling that the body is unreal Feeling that the environment is unreal Anxiety or panic attack (acute severe anxiety) http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.com
  5. 5. Treatment The goal of treatment is to help the phobic person function effectively. The success of treatment usually depends upon the severity of the phobia.  Systematic desensitization is a technique used to treat phobias. Asked to relax, then imagine the things that cause the anxiety, working from the least fearful to the most fearful. Real-life experience has also been used with success to help people overcome their fears.  Anti-anxiety and anti-depressive medications are often used to help relieve the symptoms associated with phobias.  http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.com
  6. 6.     Behavior Therapy: This method of treating agoraphobia is trying to modify the patient’s behavior and usually done by trained therapist. Cognitive Therapy: Cognitive therapy about identifying irrational thoughts are going on patient mind, refuting irrational thoughts and focus on those irrational thoughts. Relaxation Techniques: Not harmful and sometimes helpful but breathing techniques can not cure the root cause of agoraphobia. Hypnotherapy: By help of this therapy unconscious change in the patient response, thought, attitudes, behaviors and feelings. But this is under-guidance of trained hypnotherapist. http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.com
  7. 7. “Overcoming Agoraphobia & Extreme Anxiety Disorders”! By Tim O’Lawler http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.com
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