Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that literally means “fear of the marketplace.” It describes a person who is afraid of leaving ‘safe’ spaces (such as their homes) for fear of experiencing something embarrassing or even unmanageable. This is an anxiety attack. An Agoraphobic person might refuse to go outside because they fear a sudden attack of dizziness, diarrhea, anxiety or shortness of breath. Going outside alone can be impossible, and could cause a sudden panic attack. 

Nearly 2 percent of adults throughout the world have Agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is often treated with Cognitive Behavioral psychological therapy.

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