Anxiety

Agoraphobic Avoidance

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Agoraphobic Avoidance, Agoraphobia

  • Definition
  1. Avoidance behavior to prevent Panic Attack recurrence
  • Findings
  • Types of activities avoided by patients with Agoraphobia
  1. Being distant from home
  2. Being separated from their safe person
  3. Physical exertion associated with Panic Attacks
  4. Going to enclosed places without easy egress or escape
    1. Restaurant or theater
    2. Store
    3. Public transportation
  5. Driving
  6. Social events where Panic Attack would be embarrassing
  7. Substance ingestion that would provoke attack
    1. Foods or medications
    2. Alcohol
    3. Caffeine