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AGORAPHOBIA

What is Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is considered to be present when places or situations are being avoided.  People with agoraphobia generally do not feel safe in public places.  Their fear is worse when the place is crowded.  Symptoms of agoraphobia include: Becoming housebound for prolonged periods of time Dependence on others Fear of being alone Fear of being in places where escape might be difficult Fear of losing control in a public place Feelings of detachment or estrangement from others Feelings of helplessness Feeling that the body is unreal Feeling that the environment is unreal Unusual temper or agitation Agoraphobia is based on a fear of experiencing physical symptom attacks in certain types of situations.  For example, you have a panic attack on the train.  Hence, you develop a fear of trains in order to prevent...

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ANXIETY

Anxiety

"What brings on the anxiety?  I ask myself.  Is it situational?  Does it need to be situational?  My heart literally aches because the pounding is so intense.  My head feels as though it is going to explode.  The shortness of breath, the feeling that I'm going to die...

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ANXIETY DISORDER

Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Disorder is the most common mental illness in America: more than 19 million Americans are affected by these debilitating illnesses each year. Types: Panic Disorder Repeated episodes of intense fear that strike often and without warning. Physical symptoms include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, abdominal distress, feelings of unreality, and/or fear of dying. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - OCD Repeated, unwanted thoughts or compulsive behaviors that seem impossible to stop or control. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD Persistent symptoms that occur after experiencing a traumatic event such as rape or other criminal assault, war, child abuse, natural disasters, or crashes. Nightmares, flashbacks, numbing sensations, depression, and feeling angry, irritable or distracted and being easily startled are common. Phobias Social Phobia - Overwhelming and disabling fear of scrutiny, embarrassment,...

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