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    discussed is Agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that usually develops out of a panic disorder that already exists. Agoraphobia is the fear of being in any place or situation where one may experience panic or stress because they may feel trapped embarrassed, helpless, or that escaping the current situation is hindered. It can be summarized as the fear of having a panic attack in a public setting. It often involves a fear of crowds, bridges or of being outside alone. Agoraphobia was first established in an 1873 issue of the Journal of Mental Science. The term is accredited to Dr. C. Westphal, a German psychiatrist, he observed three male patients in a public setting and they all showed extreme anxiety and feelings of dread when they had to enter certain areas of the city. Westphal’s the original description of it was the fear of squares or open places. The root word agora is Greek for open spaces such as market places where usually there are large amounts of people. People with Agoraphobia can experience symptoms such as trembling, breaking out in a sweat, heart palpitations, paresthesias (tingling or "pins and needles" sensations in the hands or feet), nausea, fatigue, rapid pulse or breathing rate, or a sense of impending doom. People can experience one or more symptoms…

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    Agoraphobias

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    There are three types of phobias: agoraphobia, social phobia, and specific phobias. People with agoraphobia fear that something extremely embarrassing will happen to them. ( This phobia tends to start between the ages of 15 and 35 and is twice as common in women as in men. Anxiety occurs when the person is in or thinks about being in a place where escape may be difficult or help may not be available. The condition is managed with behavioral techniques such as therapy and it is said that these…

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    Agoraphobia

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    For this assignment I have chosen to write about the disorder agoraphobia. Now this disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and often avoid places or situation that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed (mayoclinic.org n.d). Therefore, the symptoms of this disorder would be a fear of being alone in any situation, fear of being in crowded places, fear of losing control in a public place, and a fear of being in places where it may be hard to…

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    Essay On Panic Attacks

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    currently not known is why a panic attack occurs when there’s no obvious danger present. Having one or two panic attacks over the course of a lifetime may not be cause for concern. Panic disorders and anxiety disorders are serious medical conditions that have the potential to dramatically diminish the sufferer’s quality of life if they are not treated effectively. One of the worst side effects of panic attacks is the intense fear that follows of having another panic attack in the future. They…

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    is the duration and intensity they feel the fears. People who suffer from an anxiety disorder also experience fear, tense body parts, and are constantly worrying about the future. These disorders also cause negative physical conditions. Some of these conditions can cause serious problems to the “normal” bodily functions. Those who suffer from severe anxiety find themselves having a hard time falling and staying asleep, thus their concentration and attention span can become quite impaired.…

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    lightheaded, and their heart races, they can have chest pains similar to a heat attack. They fell as though they cant breath and tremble and shake and are pale. They can even pass out from panic, this is very serious and should be treated carefully. People who have a history of this should try to do things to calm themselves down, take deal breaths, get somewhere with less people, and think of calm peaceful things. Going on walks, exercise and relaxation techniques all help to prevent this from…

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    attack and this can sometimes turn into agoraphobia. During the panic attacks a person has a racing heart, trouble breathing, sweating, lightheadedness, nausea, trembling, hot or cold chills, dizziness, and feels like they are dying (Zimmerman, 2014). The previous paragraph mentions agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is a fear of places they can’t escape or where something goes wrong and it would be difficult to get help. This phobia can usually be found in people with panic disorder. It’s usually…

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    Agoraphobia Essay

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    people with a panic disorder or without agoraphobia seek treatment (Beidel, Bulik, Stanley, 2014, p.119). Agoraphobia is not like any of panic disorder, so it cannot be treated like other panic disorders, but is a treatable condition. Treatments may take longer than what person may expect it to be, but treatment is important especially with agoraphobia. Anxiety/panic disorders are known to have a wide range of treatments when dealing with a patient. When a person is seeking treatment for…

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    Panic Disorders Case Paper

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    I am working with a mental illness known as panic disorder agoraphobia, and the name of the client that I am interviewing is Annie. Background Information Annie is a twenty-four-year-old female. She is Caucasian. As of right now, she is currently unemployed and relying on the government for assistance. She has been able to hold jobs in the past, but she becomes very anxious in public locations. Also, she describes that growing up she was raised in a normal, yet, sometimes-abusive environment.…

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    Panic Attacks And Anxiety

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    along with it may and can last longer. (Think about that, not being able to do anything but panic and try to catch your breath for 10 minutes or longer.) These attacks are two times more common in women than men. Panic attacks more often begin in late adolescence or early adulthood. But, not everyone that has panic attacks will be diagnosed with Panic disorder. The tendency to gain or have panic attacks appears to be inherited in studies. People who have panic attacks repeatedly should…

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