Agoraphobia

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Agoraphobia

Anxiety DisorderAgoraphobia

ag·o·ra·pho·bi·a- extreme or irrational fear of crowded spaces or enclosed public places.

It can develop if a person has a panic attack in a specific situation. They then begin to worry so much about it occuring again that they feel the symptoms of a panic attack when they encounter that same situation or a similar one.

It cannot be cured, however treatment may help.For example:-Relaxation techniques-Cognititve behavioral therapy-Exposure and response prevention-Psychotherapy-Systematic desensitization

More than 200,000 U.S. cases per yearPeople may experience fear, depression, and severe anxietyOne may be very apprehensive or have panic attacks


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