What Is Agoraphobia?
Agoraphobia is defined as a fear of any location or place where a person may feel confined and unable to escape an embarrassing or difficult situation. It is often a negative consequence of long-term anxiety disorder suffering.
Agoraphobia involves intense fear and anxiety of any place or situation where escape might be difficult, leading to avoidance of situations such as being alone outside of the home; traveling in a car, bus, or airplane; or being in a crowded area.
Agoraphobia is extremely debilitating to sufferers who become fearful of leaving their ‘safety zone’ they have built around their lives. Some people become distressed enough to fear leaving the safety of their own homes. This can lead to a downward spiral of anti-social behavior, isolation, and depression.
How Common Is Agoraphobia?
The one-year prevalence of agoraphobia in the United States is about 5 percent. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 3.2 million Americans ages 18-54 have agoraphobia at any given time. About one third of people with panic disorderPanic Disorders. Read more ... » progress to develop agoraphobia.
In rare cases agoraphobia can develop without a history of panic attacks. Typically this can occur after a period of extreme stress, worry, or a traumatic life event. Agoraphobia occurs roughly twice as commonly among women as it does in men.
In my own case I developed agoraphobia simply because I let my panic disorder develop without treatment for almost two years. It was a mistake that I paid dearly for. That’s why its so important to seek treatment for your anxiety disorder right away and not try to deal with it on your own.
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Treatment of agoraphobia is similar to treatment for panic disorder. Treatment is usually very challenging due to the need to confront ones fears head-on.
The three primary categories of treatment are antidepressants, psychotherapy, and natural supplements & coping mechanisms.
Without treatment, this condition usually continues to worsen and the ability to function normally decreases.