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Agoraphobia isn't just anxiety. I suffer many consequences as a direct result of this condition.
You may think you're being useful by saying certain common phrases that seem helpful, but they're not. I've created a list of things people have said to me during a panic attack. Word of advice: Don't say these things. But lucky for you, I'm also including some helpful ways to make the situation less awkward for everyone.
What causes a phobia? Both nature and nurture. "If your parents have a predisposition to a fear of heights or a fear of flying
You hear a lot about agoraphobia, deriving from the Greek word for marketplace, agora, and which defines as
The singer-songwriter shares how she casts away the "gremlin voices" and finds peace.
If it could happen to a professional athlete, it could happen to me. I called the cardiologist the very next day and I was scheduled to have my ICD implanted.
Watch the full conversation on HuffPost Live. The singer left her home in Alaska at 15. "I knew statistically girls that
I have no idea how to approach her about this without sounding like I am accusing her of some deliberate dishonesty or undermining the validity of her claims to physical illness.
Agorafabulous! manages the rather sneaky feat of making what Sara Benincasa astutely calls "the wrong kind of different" seem not so wrong at all.