Agoraphobia:Anxiety about being in places or situations from which escape might be difficult (or embarrassing) or in which help may not be available in the event of having an unexpected or situationally predisposed Panic Attack or panic-like symptoms. Agoraphobic fears typically involve characteristic clusters of situations that include being outside the home alone; being in a crowd or standing in a line; being on a bridge; and traveling in a bus, train, or automobile.
Has anyone elses panic/anxiety brought on agoraphobia?
I have barely left my house in 5 months and although I am reluctant to admit it, I think I have agoraphobia. The reason I am so reluctant is because I already feel crappy before even stepping outside. I am ok inside and out in my yard but I have a hard time going anywhere else. I did have a successful trip to Walmart(first time to a store in 3 months) the other day-I mustered up enough courage. Unfortunately I had a bit of a panic at the grocery store yesterday which set me back.