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What is agoraphobia?

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It’s not unusual to worry sometimes. But when your fears keep you from getting out into the world, and you avoid places because you think you’ll feel trapped and not be able to get help, you may have agoraphobia.

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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