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Agoraphobia is a psychological disorder characterized by a fear of public places or of going outside of the home. The symptoms of agoraphobia fall into three broad categories:
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Physical symptoms of agoraphobia resemble those of an anxiety or panic attack. Those could include:
Cognitive symptoms of claustrophobia relate to thoughts about the situation or symptoms. Some of those thoughts might be:
Agoraphobia leads to certain characteristic behavior patterns. Some behaviors associated with agoraphobia are:
It is a good idea to see a doctor if you have signs or symptoms of agoraphobia. Certain symptoms warrant immediate medical attention because they could indicate a more serious condition. Seek medical attention immediately if you have: