Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed. You fear an actual or anticipated situation, such as using public transportation, being in open or enclosed spaces, standing in line, or being in a crowd. The anxiety is caused by fear that there's no easy way to escape or get help if the anxiety intensifies. Most people who have agoraphobia develop it after having one or more panic attacks, causing them to worry about having another attack and avoid the places where it may happen again.
Agoraphobia can begin in childhood, but usually starts in the late teen or early adult years — usually before age 35 — but older adults can also develop it. Women are diagnosed with agoraphobia more often than men are.
Risk factors for agoraphobia include:
Researchers are still working to identify the biologic cause of agoraphobia, but they now know that it often is associated with panic disorder. Panic disorder is another type of anxiety disorder, some of the possible reasons for the development of this disorder include:
The line of treatment generally prescribed by doctors for treating patients of Agoraphobia chiefly includes the use of medications and psychotherapy, to help the patients deal with the symptoms of the disorder and lead an enjoyable, anxiety-free life.
Dhanvantary recommend the use of some extremely beneficial herbal formulations which can be very useful for managing the symptoms of Agoraphobia. These herbal formulations are safe and chemical-free, as they are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs. Some of the commonly recommended herbal products for Agoraphobia are Nervolin capsule, Bramhi Capsule, Ashwagandha Capsule.