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Old 10-09-2003, 01:33 PM   #1
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So, if I'm afraid to leave the house and have anxiety about driving anywhere, is this agoraphobia or just a result of having a panic disorder?

 
Old 10-09-2003, 01:39 PM   #2
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Hi Mental,
I was just diagnosed with agaoraphobia too. From what I have found out that agoraphobia is the fear of open spaces or situations where you cannot escape. and more recently is also the fear of experiencing another panic attack. We are so afraid of being hummiliated in public or being stuck somewhere suffering with another panic attack that we avoid any situation where it could happen. Hope this helps answer your question.
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Old 10-12-2003, 03:42 PM   #3
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fear of leaving the house would be more agoraphobia than panic disorder
however some have panic attacks in the house
panic attacks are unpleasant but wont hurt you
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Old 10-12-2003, 04:12 PM   #4
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I agree, if you have not experienced a panic attack is seems like plain agoraphobia.

 
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