agoraphobia


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a morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone in some public place)

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Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder which leaves sufferers unable to confront daily situations.
Mrs Evans, who was assisted by her deputy Ms Patrica Bevan, said: "I've been doing this job for 23 years and this is the first time I've married anyone at home for agoraphobia.
Mr Healey said: "Many old people experience agoraphobia.
Rubee quit school aged 11 after bullies made fun of her agoraphobia, anxiety attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder.
He had been drinking while taking a drug he was prescribed for agoraphobia.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be a highly effective treatment for panic disorder with agoraphobia, but there are several barriers to getting this therapy to the patients who need it.
The great-grandmother suffers from agoraphobia - fear of open spaces - and is too scared of setting foot outside to spend her pounds 8.
SHEILA Harris's world was ripped apart when she started to suffer from agoraphobia, a pathological fear of open spaces.
For Charles Goldman, the recollection of the very shape of his parents' house has become the core of a profound meditation on identity: more specifically, on agoraphobia, defined as a fear of the loss of the self through the transition from private to public space.
Another lawyer told Mr McElholm the mother in two cases suffered from agoraphobia.
A BT worker sacked after being off sick for more than a year with agoraphobia has been awarded almost pounds 20,000.
First Steps to Freedom was set up in 1991 to help people in the Midlands suffering from a variety of illnesses, including agoraphobia and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Mrs Hatton, aged 50, of Frankley, Birmingham, who is undergoing pyschiatric treatment for agoraphobia, says she has had to fight to convince the police her stalker even exists.
Like Emily Dickinson, Cornell was an artist both of agoraphobia and of the agora: he liked staying beside his kitchen stove ("headquarters"), but he also liked treks in the city streets.
Her agoraphobia even stopped her visiting her sick gran when she was in hospital.