This Is The Vague And Commonly Misunderstood Agoraphobia

This Is The Vague And Commonly Misunderstood Agoraphobia

The definition of phobia is an abnormal and unreasonable fear. A phobia can range from exquisitely specific (like scriptophobia, the fear of writing in public) to a broader umbrella term. Agoraphobia may be considered the chief of these vague phobias-it is the fear of being in a situation place where you may experience panic, anxiety, or embarrassment. Because of its vagueness, it is very difficult to diagnose.

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    A phobia is an abnormal fear that produces a very pronounced response from the sufferer. (0:28)

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    Scriptophobia is the fear of writing in public. (1:09)

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    Agoraphobia is the fear of being in a situation place where you may experience panic, anxiety, or embarrassment. (1:46)

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