Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is the fear of situations that can be difficult to escape or avoiding places that you feel no help will come if something terrible happens. It is a type of anxiety disorder. Such people are afraid to leave home alone, to wait in line, or to use public transportation.

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Have to interact with people but my fear remains an obstacle. Will you suggest any solution?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. I do not like being in public. I do not do anything fun. I have a thought that always people in my surroundings are looking at me. So I would rather be at home. I do not like using the phone. I am taking Klonopin 2 mg 3 times a day. But I am not taking it now as I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from panic attacks with agoraphobia (fear to go to public place). You are taking Benzodiazepine (Klonopin-Clonazepam) of very high dose. Continue it but should take it occasionally only, as high chance of dependence is there. You should start an antid...  Read Full »

Having fear of going out to public places.Can you suggest any treatments?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old and my height and weight are 5'8" and 88 kg respectively. I have symptoms of agoraphobia from my childhood. I cannot go to public places like mall, theater or grocery store. I cannot even travel alone and every time I depend on someone. I feel sad every time with ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it is definitely agoraphobia. Along with that you have developed some depressive symptoms also.  Read Full »

I have depression and I always forget to eat. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I have depression, social anxiety, anger issues, insomnia and from last month I do not feel very hungry. I always forget to eat and I do not even feel like eating. I do not know if this is important or not, but my hands and legs shake like crazy sometimes and it is happening for the l...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehwish Mursaleen

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I completely understand that you are concerned about your symptoms of social anxiety, panic, and depression. All of the signs you mentioned are clearly indicative of a psychological disturbance which is affecting your current life functioning. Generally, there are p...  Read Full »

I had a swelling in my chest, which moved to my abdomen, groin and ankle. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male. Two months ago, I noticed what felt like a swelling in my chest. It impaired my breathing. It seemed like I could only inhale about half or less of my lung capacity. Over a week, the swelling moved into my abdomen. My stomach began to swell and look distended....  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This sort of progression of swelling from the abdomen to the groin and then to the ankles is usually seen in liver diseases or due to a local abdomen pathology compressing the inferior vena cava. Sorry to tell you, but it is impossible to find out the exact cause witho...  Read Full »

Though my reports are fine, I still exhibit fear for so many things. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46 year old male. My health is good since my childhood. I am a pure vegetarian. I do not smoke or drink alcohol. I have completed my PhD in plant biotechnology. My mother died when I was 10 due to heart problems. My father died a year back and he was healthy except minor hyperten...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your detailed history. Your primary complaints are of multiple phobias, including agoraphobia. It is quite evident from other details that you are physically healthy and the problems are of psychological origin. Now, coming to your medicine history...  Read Full »

Am I suffering from any neurological disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I am suffering with the below symptoms which feels like a disorder. I have this disorder running in my family. A few of my paternal uncles also have them, but in a mild form. I had these symptoms since childhood, but it was very mild at that time. I had ignored th...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your question with care and understand your concerns. All the symptoms you have mentioned are consistent with agoraphobia with anxiety. This is very likely to be a structural problem in your brain. All you need is proper practice and you can be normal within ...  Read Full »

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