anxiety and agoraphobia..
I've been diagnosed with agoraphobia and I (obviously) get a lot of anxiety about going out in public places. I generally have no problems/anxiety about walking up to the corner store and small places like that, but large, crowded areas like malls and grocery stores really freak me out. I'm about to turn 21 and this agoraphobia is really putting a damper on what should be a good time in my life. Its really frustrating to not be able to go to the mall with friends or out to the bar anymore. This agoraphobia is very new to me, and has only been happening for the last month or so. I never used to be this bad, so this is really frustrating. My doc won't prescribe any benzo's, so that idea is out. I was wondering if theres any techniques or things that others do that help them deal with being out in large crowds?