Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder in which an individual has an intense fear of, and tries to avoid, people, places, and situations that makes her/him feel trapped, helpless, or embarrassed.

Common symptoms of people that suffer from agoraphobia are being:

  • Afraid to leave home alone.
  • Fearful of crowds and/or waiting in line.
  • In enclosed spaces (such as elevators, movie theaters, stores, etc.).
  • In open spaces.
  • Scared of public transportation.

As though agoraphobia isn’t enough to handle, many people suffer an accompanying panic attack, which include (Credit given to the Mayo Clinic):

  • Rapid heart rate
  • Trouble breathing or a feeling of choking
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Feeling shaky, numb or tingling
  • Excessive sweating
  • Sudden flushing or chills
  • Upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Feeling a loss of control
  • Fear of dying

It has been shown that there is a direct correlation between agoraphobia and blood sugar.  As this post is not intended to diagnose or treat agoraphobia, blood sugar, etc., it is important to refer to your doctor.  Blevins Hypnotherapy can assist you with your agoraphobia issues through hypnotherapy, but only with a medical referral.  Click here for pricing.