Agoraphobia is an anxeeity disorder chairacterised bi symptoms o anxeeity in situations whaur the person perceives the environment tae be unsauf wi na easy wey tae get awey.[1] Thir situations can include appen spaces, public transit, shoppin maws, or semply bein ootside the hame.[1] Bein in these situations mey result in a panic attack.[2]

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An auncient agora in Delos, Greece. Ane o the public spaces efter that the condeetion is named.
SymptomsAnxeeity in situations perceived tae be unsauf, panic attacks[1][2]
ComplicationsDepression, substance uise disorder[1]
Duration> 6 months[1]
CausesGenetic an environmental factors[1]
Risk factorsFaimily history, stressfu event[1]
Seemilar condeetionsSeparation anxeeity, posttraumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder[1]
TreatmentCognitive behavioural therapy[3]
PrognosisResolution in hauf wi treatment[4]
Frequency1.7% of adults[1]
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 American Psychiatric Association (2013), Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.), Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing, pp. 217–221, 938, ISBN 0890425558
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Agoraphobia". PubMed Health. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  3. Wyatt, Richard Jed; Chew, Robert H. (2008). Wyatt's Practical Psychiatric Practice: Forms and Protocols for Clinical Use (in Inglis). American Psychiatric Pub. pp. 90–91. ISBN 9781585626878. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2016-08-21. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  4. Craske, MG; Stein, MB (24 June 2016). "Anxiety". Lancet. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30381-6. PMID 27349358.