Agoraphobia definition in context with images and antonyms from the book, Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student.
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extreme or irrational anxiety or fear of open spaces or public places or being away from home or even fear of being in a crowd of people
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Agoraphobia in context
Agoraphobia is a fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult or that help wouldn’t be available if things go wrong.
Many people assume agoraphobia is simply a fear of open spaces, but it’s actually a more complex condition.
Someone with agoraphobia may be scared of:
- travelling on public transport
- visiting a shopping centre
- leaving home
Source of context: https://www.nhs.uk/
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