What are the common symptoms of agoraphobia?

Common symptoms of agoraphobia include fear of:
  • Crowds
  • Open spaces 
  • Leaving home/leaving home alone
  • Closed spaces
  • Public transportation
  • Any other situation where one is afraid of being unable to escape
Other symptoms include:
  • Avoidance of places or situations that induce immense fear/anxiety
  • Fear/anxiety that is out of proportion to the actual situation
  • Needing a companion when leaving home
  • Stress/problems in work and social situations
  • Phobia and avoidance of a place/situation lasts greater than 6 months
  • Social isolation
  • Nervous/anxious temperament 
Often people with agoraphobia can experience or have experienced panic attacks. Symptoms of panic attacks include:
  • Excessive sweating
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Chest pressure/pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Feelings of choking
  • Numbness/tingling or feeling shaky
  • Dizziness/lightheadedness 
  • Feeling a loss of control
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Sudden flushing
  • Chills
  • Fear of dying 
agoraphobia symptoms

  • “Agoraphobia.” Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 22 Mar. 2017. Web. 1 Aug. 2017.
  • “Agoraphobia.” Cleveland Clinic, 8 May. 2015. Web. 1 Aug. 2017.


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