Susan Katona, who has a crippling fear of open spaces
, claimed she had little income or capital despite having more than pounds 46,000 in the bank.
Agoraphobia - the fear of open spaces
is perhaps the most common complex phobia and occurs in about 30 people in every 1,000 a year, it's more common in women.
An inquest was told the 27-year-old suffered a fear of open spaces
and did not leave his house for five months.
But some, such as agoraphobia, a fear of open spaces
, can be difficult to live with.
The adrenalin buzz of acting helps me beat agoraphobia': Being an extra helped student Emily Biles to overcome her fear of open spaces
The 35-year-old says his partner Pamela Newsam went to the court to make a statutory declaration on his behalf due to his agoraphobia - a fear of open spaces
which leaves Mr Smith all but housebound.
Defined as a fear of open spaces
and unfamiliar places, the phobia takes its name from agora, the Greek word for marketplace.
Although he has undergone behavioural therapy to help beat his morbid fear of open spaces
and is able to go out locally, he is not sure he will get to Buckingham Palace.
Faye's fear of open spaces
led to her becoming a virtual prisoner in her ownhomeand she was first prescribed Seroxat in 1994.
DOOBIE is a duck like no other he does not take to water and he has a fear of open spaces
Algeo said he has agoraphobia - fear of open spaces
- which limits his job prospects.
Elizabeth Taylor says her relationship with Rod Steiger blossomed around her fear of open spaces
, which hit after she developed a brain tumor.
For instance, the report notes that a study of a new treatment for agoraphobia, fear of open spaces
, should include graphic displays of the sample population's range of responses to the treatment.
I have always loved the term horror vaque, meaning fear of open spaces
A court heard how Tracy Johnson, 52, insisted she was a prisoner in her house suffering from agoraphobia, a fear of open spaces
, and had not left Britain in years.