Agoraphobia is a common 'Anxiety disorder'
► It is one of the commonest types of phobic conditions seen in clinical practise.
► It is defined as a phobic disorder that is characterised by an irrational fear of being in places away from familiar settings
Some common situations include:
3. Crowded places
5. Standing in line
6. Being alone
7. Meetings and social gatherings.
History of Agoraphobia
► Westphal in 1872 was the first to describe the condition.
► When describing the condition he stressed on the importance of anxiety associated with the condition.
► Around the 1960's Agoraphobia was classified as a 'Phobic Anxiety Disorder'.
Latest Publications and Research on AgoraphobiaAnxiety disorders and drug dependence: Evidence on sequence and specificity among adults. - Published by PubMed
The boundaries of the internalizing and externalizing genetic spectra in men and women. - Published by PubMed
Posttraumatic stress disorder in adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: clinical features and familial transmission. - Published by PubMed
Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Does Not Provide Any Additional Value in Agoraphobic Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial. - Published by PubMed
Dimensional anxiety scales for DSM-5: Sensitivity to clinical severity. - Published by PubMed