How agoraphobia manifests itself


Agoraphobes themselves describe the condition as follows: “What if I’m out in the open or in a crowd of people and I get sick? No one will rush to help. I could die. Some of them are helped by this drug:

The most common circumstances


in which panic attacks occur are:

standing in line for a long time;
being in an unknown place;
being on the subway, bus, or other forms of public transportation;
getting into an open space of a large area (a forest, a field, a park, a shopping center);
visiting places of mass presence of people (train station, airport, stadium).
Panic attack caused by a fear of open space is a powerful, uncontrollable fear that contributes to the release of a devastating dose of adrenaline.

The main manifestations of the condition are as follows:

Tachycardia (the heart beats faster and harder);
Shortness of breath, shortness of breath;
nausea, to the point of gagging;
fever, chills;
cold sweat;
trembling (tremor) of arms and legs;
a feeling of impending fainting;femme-au-lit-cachee-sous-les-draps-apeuree
dizziness, buzzing in the ears;
Feeling of heat in the whole body, hot flushes.
In severe stages of the disease, the person becomes disoriented in the environment. Sounds, colors, outlines of objects seem “like they are not from here”, they are dulled, barely distinguishable. The person does not feel “here and now”.

Warning: a panic attack does not pose a real threat to life. But the person does not realize it. Given that an attack can last up to 40 minutes, the patient has the full feeling that he is dying or going insane.

With any hypertrophied fear, people try to avoid situations that can provoke it. For example, if a person is afraid of flying on a plane, he will buy train tickets. In the same way, an agorophobe tries to avoid getting into a traumatic situation. The person tries not to go to open areas and places where people congregate, to the point that the world is limited to the confines of his or her own home.

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