'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
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Is Agoraphobia the Fear Of
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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

The Long-Term Effects Social Distancing May Have On Mental Health
Depression, anxiety and agoraphobia are among the mental health issues therapists are concerned about in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Pandemic May Be Causing an Anxiety Pandemic
As the physical coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, an emotional pandemic is following fast in its wake. When the whole world is going to pieces, it’s awfully hard for the human mind—a fragile thing in the best of times—to cope, and more and more, doctors are reporting the spread of despair, worry and depression among their patients, especially those already suffering from some form of anxiety disorder. Even before COVID-19 hit its shores, the U.S. was a clinically anxious place. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, just over 19% of all American adults will experience at least one a...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Overcoming Agoraphobia
Anxiety and agoraphobia are two of the most searched for terms related to mental health in the UK. On average the two terms are searched for 122,000 times a month on Google suggesting a large need for help with this area. Agoraphobia is typically found in up to 3% of the population. Mainly people aged 20-30 with it being twice as prevalent in women. But anyone can suffer from this regardless of age, sex or gender. Under the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, agoraphobia is defined as a condition where individuals have a disproportionate fear of public places. People often see environm...
Source: Psych Central - February 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gregory Warwick, DCounsPsych, CPsych, AFBPsS Tags: Agoraphobia Anxiety Panic Disorder Exposure Therapy Panic Attack Source Type: news

Generation of women who've had careers and raised families have been abandoned by society in old age
Margaret Laverick, 87, has not left her home in the Scottish Borders for years. She has agoraphobia - which makes her fear and avoid the outside world. It has made her a prisoner in her own home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panic disorder with or without agoraphobia costly in Germany
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 30, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What Are Some Potential Indicators of Human Trafficking?
Discussion Human trafficking is estimated to be the second largest criminal activity in the world after illegal arms trafficking. It affects all nations with an estimated 27 million people of all ages worldwide but only a small number are identified. It is defined by the United Nations as “the recruitment, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercions, abduction, fraud, deception, the abuse of power, or a position of vulnerability to achieve the consent of a person, having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.” It includes comme...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 22, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

OCD and Emetophobia
The fear of vomiting, or emetophobia, affects people of all ages. It is often seen in childhood and if left untreated, can become debilitating. It is also known to develop during adulthood, perhaps after an associated experience such as a severe stomach illness or episode of vomiting. The consequences of vomit phobia can be extreme, leading to such things as school refusal, social isolation, and job loss. Emetophobia can also take away any joy in life, hindering travel and leisure activities, romantic relationships, and even pregnancy (afraid of morning sickness). To be clear, emetophobia is not just being afraid of throwi...
Source: Psych Central - January 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder emetophobia Nausea Ocd Vomiting Source Type: news