What Is Agoraphobia?

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What Is Agoraphobia?

 

The word agoraphobia originates from the ancient Greek word “agora,” referring to a place of assembly or marketplace. Agoraphobia is defined as anxiety about being in particular places or situations where escape might be difficult or help might not be available, should a panic attack or panic-like symptoms arise. Commonly feared situations include using public transportation, going to theaters, being away from home, and being in crowds. Agoraphobia leads to avoidance of these situations, or great distress when in these situations if they cannot be avoided.

Most people develop agoraphobia after having had one or more panic attacks, causing them to fear further attacks and avoid the situation in which the attack occurred.

 

 

 

Signs and symptoms of agoraphobia

 

Agoraphobia can manifest itself as a combination of fears, feelings and bodily symptoms.

 

Common fears associated with agoraphobia are:

  • Fear of spending time alone
  • Fear of being in crowded places
  • Fear of open spaces
  • Fear of being in places where escape might be hard, such as public transport and elevators
  • Fear of losing control in a public place
  • Fear of death

 

Someone with agoraphobia may experience the following feelings:

  • Detachment from others
  • Helplessness
  • Agitation
  • Loss of control
  • As though the body is not real
  • As though the environment is not real

 

People suffering from agoraphobia may become over-dependent on others, or remain housebound for long periods of time. In addition to these symptoms, people with agoraphobia can also experience the physical symptoms of panic attacks, such as:

 

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Dizziness
  • Racing heart
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Upset stomach, nausea, and diarrhea
  • Flushing and chills
  • Choking

 

Especially those who experience panic attacks may change their behavior and how they function at home, school or work. They may try to avoid situations that could trigger off further attacks. They may become sad, depressed or even suicidal, and in some cases may abuse alcohol and other drugs. Many of those who suffer wait a long time until they ask for help. Don’t wait so long! After consulting your physician psychotherapy with hypnotherapy and Hypnobalancing™ can help you.

NOACK Praxis für Angsttherapie Berlin
Specialized treatment for anxiety disorders with hypnotherapy
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10787 Berlin
Tel. 030 – 864 213 69
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Self-hypnosis

 

Self-hypnosis has helped many patients with stress. Many sufferers usually report very quickly a noticeable improvement. Pondering, fears, mental and physical tension can be additionally reduced by self-hypnosis. Therefore, I teach my patients self-hypnosis to supplement the hypnosis sessions.

After positive trance experiences have been made with my support, self-hypnosis can be learned very quickly. This helps them to progress self-determined outside the therapy. It accelerates the process, deepens and consolidates the achievements. This also promotes the independence of the clients. A good therapist will be superfluous as soon as possible. Self-hypnosis is an excellent self-help method that can be used beyond the actual topic.

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