Agoraphobia is listed under the anxiety disorders. Individuals who experience agoraphobia develop a fear of public places, especially where there are crowds. The fear can be so intense that individuals with agoraphobia are unable to leave their home.
Symptoms of agoraphobia may include:
- Leaving home alone
- Crowds or waiting in line
- Enclosed spaces
- Open spaces
- Using public transportation
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When an individual has agoraphobia, healing can take place. Overcoming agoraphobia can be difficult and challenging but with the support of a caring therapist, the healing can be achievable.