agoraphobia agoraphobia  /ə ˌɡɔ rə ˈfoʊ bi ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone in some public place)

Usage(s):

  1. The treatment for agoraphobia is much the same as it is for social phobia: cognitive-behavioral therapy and drugs.
  2. Heller disagrees, believing her disorder belongs in the canon alongside such conditions as panic attacks and agoraphobia.
  3. Heller disagrees, believing her disorder belongs in the canon alongside such conditions as panic attacks and agoraphobia.

News

  • 'Trailer Park Musical': DLT's production is can't-turn-away-from fun (June 14-29)

    If the words "trailer park" make you titter, if you didn't miss an episode of TLC's "Welcome to Myrtle Manor" this spring, if a musical about agoraphobia, adultery, '80s nostalgia, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, a broken chair, kleptomania, strippers, flan and disco sounds like a blast, drag a metal patio chair up to the Dalton Little Theatre.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

Quotes

  1. Rosie said: "Nicola appears on a piece of film screened at the end of the play and offers hope. She suffers from agoraphobia and rarely leaves the house but is still a positive and fun-loving person. Passing on her message is one of the most moving...
    on Mar 1, 2008 By: Rosie Kane Source: Glasgow Sunday Mail

  2. Brooks says that she left the show for a while when she felt that "the character had gone through so much - drugs, prostitution, agoraphobia."
    on Feb 8, 2010 By: Charlie Brooks Source: Times Online

  3. "It's been very difficult because I never knew anything about panic attacks or agoraphobia," Lindsay said. "It's amazing how many people helped me out and how many people come up to me now and say, 'I have panic attacks'. I just worked as...
    on Sep 26, 2005 By: Sally Lindsay Source: BBC News

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