agoraphobia

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agoraphobia
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Feeling scared that something dramatic can go wrong in common situations such as leaving the house, shopping or travelling on public transport.

A person living with the illness can feel sweaty, sick and have a rapid heartbeat when they feel they are in a vulnerable situation.

Some people confuse agoraphobia with a fear of open spaces, but it’s a more complicated illness.

The condition is usually triggered by a complication of a panic attack.

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