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From Latin agoraphobia, from Ancient Greek ἀγορά (agorá, “agora (gathering of people or place of gathering)”) + φόβος (phobos, “fear”).
Greek agorā marketplace ger- in Indo-European roots –phobia
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
In adults, only about 20 percent of specific phobias go away without treatment, and agoraphobia gets worse with time if untreated.
I developed agoraphobia and couldn't leave the flat.
I have agoraphobia - I can't leave the house without a " safe person " .
Agoraphobia is the intense fear of being trapped and having a panic attack in a public place.
An episode of spontaneous panic is usually the initial trigger for the development of agoraphobia.
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