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.
One of our most commented upon member posts concerns a disorder called Globus Hystericus. Member Adinmuh wrote about this mysterious condition in 2007 and the comments keep coming. Here is what she had to say:“I feel as if I’m going out of my mind. Is it a normal part of panic/anxiety disorder to not be able to eat? I have had such…