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What is Agoraphobia?

What is Agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia is often called "fear of open spaces" but this description is simplistic and misleading. Agoraphobia is like an ...more »

  • Agoraphobia: Fear of unfamiliar surroundings.
  • Agoraphobia: a morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone in some public place).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Agoraphobia: Introduction

Types of Agoraphobia:

Broader types of Agoraphobia:

How many people get Agoraphobia?

Prevalance of Agoraphobia: approximately 3.2 million American adults ages 18 to 54 (NIMH); estimated 4.9% adults (USSG)
Prevalance Rate of Agoraphobia: approx 1 in 84 or 1.18% or 3.2 million people in USA [about data]

Who gets Agoraphobia?

Gender Profile for Agoraphobia: about twice as many women as men in the US (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH)

What causes Agoraphobia?

Causes of Agoraphobia: see causes of Agoraphobia

What are the symptoms of Agoraphobia?

Symptoms of Agoraphobia: see symptoms of Agoraphobia

Can anyone else get Agoraphobia?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Agoraphobia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Agoraphobia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Agoraphobia: Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Agoraphobia.
Treatments for Agoraphobia: see treatments for Agoraphobia
Alternative treatments for Agoraphobia: see alternative treatments for Agoraphobia
Research for Agoraphobia: see research for Agoraphobia

Organs Affected by Agoraphobia:

Organs and body systems related to Agoraphobia include:

Name and Aliases of Agoraphobia

Main name of condition: Agoraphobia

Class of Condition for Agoraphobia: behavior

Other names or spellings for Agoraphobia:

fear of open spaces, Fear of leaving a safe place

Agoraphobia: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Agoraphobia:


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