Show 204 What Is Agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia is not just the fear of going outside; many agoraphobics do just that. It is the constant feeling of fear and possibly, but not always, the fear of having a panic attack in public. 

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

BoosterBuddy App can help you to remember medication and appointment, has a journal feature and tips on self-care and motivation. You can download the app via the Apple App store or Google Play Apps.

U.S. National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus definition of Agoraphobia and treatment options.

Another resource is from the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy page on Panic Disorders and Agoraphobia. You can also check out therapist Kati Morton's video on agoraphobia.

Dr. Julie Conner's page on Help! I'm Having a Panic Attack! with information about Agoraphobia as well. You should also check out Very Well Minds post on What is Agoraphobia?

Drew Linsalata has a book called The Anxious Truth : A Step-By-Step Guide To Overcoming Anxiety, Panic, and Agoraphobia. You can read a sample chapter of the book or visit the book's web page to get a sense of his approach to treatment.


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