Some people with agoraphobia struggle as pandemic wanes
Months of limited exposure to the rigors of daily commutes, crowded malls and other activities might have worsened symptoms, mental health experts say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Huff Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Therapy Promising for Agoraphobia Virtual Reality Therapy Promising for Agoraphobia
The intervention reduced symptoms in patients with psychosis who experienced intense fears facing real-world situations, but it may be widely applicable.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 22, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

VR therapy could help reduce agoraphobic avoidance and distress in people with psychosis
A new study published in the Lancet found that patients using VR therapy had a significant reduction in agoraphobic avoidance and distress compared to participants receiving  usual care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

VR role-play therapy helps people with agoraphobia, finds study
Sessions with virtual-reality headset helped people overcome anxiety and complete everyday tasksIt ’s a sunny day on a city street as a green bus pulls up by the kerb. Onboard, a handful of passengers sit stony-faced as you step up to present your pass. But you cannot see your body – only a floating pair of blue hands.It might sound like a bizarre dream, but the scenario is part of a virtual reality (VR) system designed to help people with agoraphobia – those for whom certain environments, situations and interactions can cause intense fear and distress.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 5, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Virtual reality Mental health UK news Science Technology Society Source Type: news

Texas man, 35, has missed weddings, birthdays and funerals due to a severe case of agoraphobia
Cecil Jackson, 35, of Houston, Texas, has not left a one-mile radius around his house for years due to his struggles with agoraphobia. He describes his life as a 'prison. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zo ë Kravitz in Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Kimi’: Film Review
An agoraphobic tech worker stumbles onto evidence of a major felony on a virtual-assistant data stream but hits a wall of obstruction when she tries alerting her company. #kimifilmreview #zoëkravitz #stevensoderbergh #techworker (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treasury minister praised for divulging his agoraphobia
Simon Clarke explained his absence from pre-budget photo op was due to condition that affects thousands in UKA minister has been praised for “leading by example” after he spoke openly abouthis experience of agoraphobia, a condition that leads to thousands of hospital admissions every year.Simon Clarke, the chief secretary to the Treasury, said on Wednesday he would not take part in the traditional pre-budget photo with the chancellor as he is agoraphobic. He said the condition “prevents me from being comfortable in some open spaces”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Mental health Anxiety Psychology Society Source Type: news

'Agoraphobia makes you feel like a prisoner in your own home'
MP Simon Clarke opted out of a Downing Street Budget photograph because of agoraphobia - what does it feel like to live with it? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agoraphobic man who wanted to be vaccinated died in ICU with Covid before he could get jabbed
Brendon Jones, from Manchester, had been hoping to get the jab but struggled to leave his home. The 33-year-old, who had agoraphobia from a past trauma, died from the virus this month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agoraphobic mum-to-be can be forced to hospital for birth, court rules
The 21-year-old has an "overwhelming" fear of going out and wanted a home birth, the court heard. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms of a Person with Agoraphobia
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Is Agoraphobia the Fear Of
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 15, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is COVID-19 giving you agoraphobia?
Being out in crowds and leaving the safe space of your home may be triggering your anxiety. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How gardening helped me live with love and loss
My love of gardening is a constant comfort and has a deep resonance with my family ’s historyWhen lockdown began, the forget-me-nots were blooming in the garden, a sea of pale blue. The lilac tree, too, was flowering, and the clematis I ’d planted. They filled the air with scent as I sat outside on an unusually sunny April day, feeling fortunate to have this rented outdoor space, and thinking about my family, not knowing when I would next see them. These flowers all hold some significance for me – a lilac tree grew in the garde n of my childhood home, as did clematis. There’s a photograph of me, aged about six, in ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett Tags: Life and style Gardens Psychology Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Social Distancing’s Long-Term Effect On Mental Health, According To Therapists
Depression, anxiety and agoraphobia are among the mental health issues therapists are concerned about. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news