What is Agoraphobia?
Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and often avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed.
If you are an anxiety sufferer you might be dealing with agoraphobia as well. you fear an actual or anticipated situation, such as using public transportation, being in open or enclosed spaces, standing in line or being in a crowd.
The anxiety is caused by fear that there’s no easy way to escape or seek help if intense anxiety develops.
Most people who have agoraphobia develop it after
having one or more panic attacks, causing them to
fear another attack and avoid the place where it occurred.