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AGORAPHOBIA
What is Agorophobia? Agoraphobia is the fear of open spaces or of being in crowded‚ public places such as shopping malls, grocery stores, train stations, restaurants — really anywhere that is out of a person’s comfort zone such as their home.
Vicious cycle
Ironically, the thinking behind agoraphobia is one based on a feeling of isolation, despite being out in public.  It’s a feeling of “all eyes on you” You feel of separated from those who are “normal”. It’s a feeling of being exposed.  “If a Panic Attack occurs… Who’s going to look after me? How will I get the assistance that I need?  What will people think when I freak out in front of them?  How will I get to a hospital if I pass out?  How will I get home if I feel too anxious to drive?
Lightheadedness Trouble breathing Dizziness Excessive sweating Rapid heart rate Flushing Nausea Upset stomach or diarrhea Chest pain Feeling a loss of control Trouble swallowing
TREATMENTS Cognitive behavioural therapy. A combination of medications and psychotherapy can help Eating healthy can help to improve the emotional health.
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Agoraphobia

  • 2. What is Agorophobia? Agoraphobia is the fear of open spaces or of being in crowded‚ public places such as shopping malls, grocery stores, train stations, restaurants — really anywhere that is out of a person’s comfort zone such as their home.
  • 3.
  • 5. Ironically, the thinking behind agoraphobia is one based on a feeling of isolation, despite being out in public. It’s a feeling of “all eyes on you” You feel of separated from those who are “normal”. It’s a feeling of being exposed. “If a Panic Attack occurs… Who’s going to look after me? How will I get the assistance that I need? What will people think when I freak out in front of them? How will I get to a hospital if I pass out? How will I get home if I feel too anxious to drive?
  • 6.
  • 7. Lightheadedness Trouble breathing Dizziness Excessive sweating Rapid heart rate Flushing Nausea Upset stomach or diarrhea Chest pain Feeling a loss of control Trouble swallowing
  • 8. TREATMENTS Cognitive behavioural therapy. A combination of medications and psychotherapy can help Eating healthy can help to improve the emotional health.
  • 9.