(with or without a history of Panic
can develop out of simple phobias or it can be a result of extreme trauma,
although it is often a result of numerous panic attacks such as those
found in panic disorder.
like other phobias, is made up of extreme anxiety and fear. Different from
other phobias, however, is the generalization which occurs. Agoraphobia is
the anxiety about being in places where escape might be difficult or
embarrassing or in which help may not be available should a panic attack
develop. It can be sub diagnosed as either with or without
panic disorder (see above). Typically situations that invoke anxiety are
avoided and in extreme cases, the person may never or rarely leave their
may involve anxiety reduction techniques aimed at increasing the control a
person feels over his or her anxiety and fears. Other approaches require
the individual to work through their anxiety in relation to interpersonal
or childhood issues.
is good, especially if the individual has some insight into the
development of the disorder and if their fears are irrational and there is
insight into this.