agoraphobia - Causes By Mayo Clinic staff In some cases,...

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Causes By Mayo Clinic staff In some cases, fear of having a panic attack may be so great that you may not be able to leave the safety of your home. In other cases, you may be able to overcome your fear and tolerate most situations as long as you're accompanied by a trusted companion. Coping and support By Mayo Clinic staff Living in fear of anxiety can make life difficult for anyone with agoraphobia, no matter how severe it is. You can also take some steps on your own to cope and care for yourself when you have agoraphobia: Try not to avoid feared situations. It's hard to go to places or be in situations that make you uncomfortable or that bring on symptoms of anxiety. But practicing going to more and more places does make them less frightening and anxiety-provoking. Family, friends and your therapist can help you work on this. Learn calming skills. People with agoraphobia worry excessively about losing control or having a panic attack. Working with your health care professional, you can learn skills to help calm and soothe yourself. You can practice these skills on your own, especially at the first hint of anxiety. Prevention By Mayo Clinic staff
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