Agoraphobia


Agoraphobia


Fear of places where escape might be difficult

  • Fear of being in open spaces / Crowded Spaces
  • Fear of enclosed spaces
  • Fear of travelling alone or using public transport

Very disabling phobia as patient may become home bound

Management:

  • BDZ and SSRIs
  • Behavior therapy – Systematic desensitization, flooding, exposure and response prevention
  • Relaxation techniques

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