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Agoraphobia

Summary of Agoraphobia
Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by anxiety in situations where the sufferer perceives the environment to be dangerous, uncomfortable, or unsafe. These situations can include wide-open spaces, uncontrollable social situations, unfamiliar places, shopping malls, airports, and bridges. Agoraphobia is defined within the DSM-IV TR as a subset of panic disorder, involving the fear of incurring a panic attack in those environments. In the DSM-5, however, agoraphobia is classified as being separate from panic disorder. The sufferers may go to great lengths to avoid those situations, in severe cases becoming unable to leave their homes or safe havens.

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Agoraphobia is a condition that involves an exaggerated of being in open spaces, using public transportation, being in lines or crowds, or leaving home alone.

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A 28-year-old man comes to the office because of fear of leaving his home or walking on the street for the past five years. He avoids going outside, feels panic when he does, and asks for transportation from friends and family wherever he goes because he feels really anxious when using public transportation. Which of the following disorders is the most appropriate diagnosis?

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