Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety experienced in busy or crowded places, particularly when there is no easily accessible escape route from such situations. This is typically (although not exclusively) linked with Panic Disorder and / or Panic Attacks. Agoraphobia will often result in people avoiding crowded or busy situations and can extend to an increased anxiety when leaving the house or car.

Key Symptoms
  • Increased heart rate
  • Stomach churning
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Increase in body temperature
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased need to urinate
  • IBS symptoms
  • Shaking
  • Wobbly legs
  • Dry mouth
  • Avoidance of certain places
  • Staying close to exit’s
Treatment
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing (EMDR)

 

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