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Agoraphobia: Introduction

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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Causes of Agoraphobia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Agoraphobia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Agoraphobia

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Agoraphobia: Symptom Checker

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Agoraphobia Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Agoraphobia

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Stories from Users for Agoraphobia

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Agoraphobia: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Agoraphobia

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Agoraphobia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Agoraphobia

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Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been overlooked throughout childhood. more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of eating disorders or more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these anxiety disorders may worsen the more »

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Agoraphobia: Related Rare Diseases

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Agoraphobia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Agoraphobia

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... (Source: excerpt from Panic Disorder: NWHIC)

And agoraphobia, which often accompanies panic disorder, is a fear of being in any situation... (Source: excerpt from Phobia: NWHIC)

Definitions of Agoraphobia:

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)

Organs affected by Agoraphobia:

The list of organs typically affected by Agoraphobia may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Agoraphobia

The list below shows some of the causes of Agoraphobia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Agoraphobia?

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:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 19 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Agoraphobia:

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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Conditions listing medical complications: Agoraphobia:

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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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Agoraphobia?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Agoraphobia, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

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Classifications of Agoraphobia:

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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