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Agoraphobia

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A psychological evaluation will determine if you have agoraphobia. A psychiatrist or psychologist will ask your a series of questions about your history of panic attacks, physical health, and feelings. If your case fits the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) criteria, then you will have an official agoraphobia diagnosis. A physical exam is also recommended because physical symptoms like chest pain could also be symptoms for other conditions like heart disease.  

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide, commented on Do Public Tragedies Keep Us From… Thank you Laura for your comment. It is difficult to live with all the…

01/10/14

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide, posted Coping with Agoraphobia: 5 Things to… Agoraphobia is the fear of being in places or situations where escape is…

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide, posted Living with Agoraphobia Breanna hadn't left her home in months; she felt safe within the walls of her house but was…

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Jerry Kennard, Health Pro, answered Crowds, Noise, Anxiety: Help? You may find this link useful:   http://www.cpa.ca/public/

01/09/10

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