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Agoraphobia: This is an irrational fear of being in public that sometimes is associated with panic attacks. See detailed information below for a list of 22 causes of Agoraphobia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Some people’s lives become greatly restricted -- they avoid normal everyday activities such as grocery shopping, driving, or, in some cases, even leaving the house. Or they may be able to confront a feared situation only if accompanied by a spouse or other trusted person. Basically, they avoid any situation they fear that would make them feel helpless if a panic attack occurs. When people’s lives become so restricted by the disorder, as happens in about one-third of all people with panic disorder, the condition is called agoraphobia. (Source: excerpt from Panic Disorder: NWHIC)
And agoraphobia, which often accompanies panic disorder, is a fear of being in any situation that might provoke a panic attack, or from which escape might be difficult if one occurred. (Source: excerpt from Phobia: NWHIC)
Some people’s lives become greatly restricted -- they avoid normal everyday activities such as grocery... (Source: excerpt from Panic Disorder: NWHIC)
And agoraphobia, which often accompanies panic disorder, is a fear of being in... (Source: excerpt from Phobia: NWHIC)
A morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone in some public place)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Intense, irrational fear of open spaces, characterized by marked fear of being alone or of being in public places where escape would be difficult or help might not be available.
- (Source - CRISP)
The list of organs typically affected by Agoraphobia may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Agoraphobia mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Agoraphobia. Of the 22 causes of Agoraphobia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Agoraphobia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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The following list of medical conditions have Agoraphobia or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Agoraphobia, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
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Medical Conditions associated with Agoraphobia:
Fear (366 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Anxiety (895 causes), Society problems (1785 causes), Psychiatric symptoms (971 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes)
Symptoms related to Agoraphobia:
Phobias (25 causes), Social phobia, Isolation (116 causes), Withdrawal symptoms (18 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Fear (366 causes), Anxiety (895 causes), Panic attack (26 causes), Mental disorder
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