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What are symptoms of agoraphobia?

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With agoraphobia, you won’t go to places that scare you. If you end up in one, you can become very anxious. Symptoms may include:

  • Fast, pounding heart
  • Sweating, trembling, shaking
  • Breathing problems
  • Feeling hot or cold
  • Nausea or diarrhea
  • Chest pain
  • Problems swallowing
  • Dizziness or feeling faint
  • Fear of dying

From: What Is Agoraphobia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia."

Medscape: "Phobic Disorders."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Panic Disorder."

NHS: "Agoraphobia."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia."

Medscape: "Phobic Disorders."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Panic Disorder."

NHS: "Agoraphobia."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on July 11, 2017

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