Saturday, June 23, 2018

agoraphobia -

Agoraphobia is derived from the Latin word agora which means outdoor market, is a phobia with basic fears derived from feelings of being trapped in a public place, when a person will find it difficult to escape, and fear will not be available if someone has a panic attack.

  Although most people think that Agoraphobia is a fear of public places, it is now believed that Agoraphobia evolved from the complications of panic attacks.

As a result, people with agoraphobia restrict their movement to places that feel safe, like in the home. However, there is evidence to suggest that a one-way causal relationship between spontaneous panic attacks and Agoraphobia in DSM-IV may be inappropriate.