Fear of Open Spaces Overview
Another name for Fear of Open Spaces is Agoraphobia.
What is agoraphobia?
A person with agoraphobia is fearful of being alone in public places. Individuals with agoraphobia are especially fearful of locations from which they would have difficulty escaping, if they experienced a panic attack. They tend to avoid being alone outside of the home, traveling in bus or airplane, or being in a crowded area.
What are the symptoms of agoraphobia?
Symptoms commonly associated with agoraphobia include fear, anxiety, and panic attacks.
How does the doctor treat agoraphobia?
Treatment for agoraphobia may include mental health counseling, support groups, and medications to control panic attacks.
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