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Fear Of Going Out

Fear of leaving home alone or visiting public places such as movie theaters or washrooms is known as agoraphobia. Agoraphobia makes it difficult to socialize, work, attend events, and even carry out routine duties like running errands. Treatment for agoraphobia can be complex because it usually entails confronting the concerns. However, agoraphobia can be treated with counseling and drugs.

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I have agoraphobia and lack confidence. Please help.

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

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

During a year of severe depression I stayed confined in a poorly ventilated room. Could there be a buildup of harmful gases or radiation?

Query: Hello doctor, I experienced severe depression for about a year. During that time, I would stay in my room and kept the windows closed. Additionally, I sealed the door from beneath due to anxiety, resulting in limited airflow. I rarely went outside and opened the door. Could this situation have led t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I would like to inform you that this situation should not have any long-term impact on the body. However, I suggest you ensure proper ventilation in the room for an improved living environment. Lack of exposure to sunlight...  Read Full »

I have anxiety, fear of going outside, and lost interest in everything. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have anxiety, fear of going outside, and get panic when there is any discussion on going out. Sometimes my chest feels heavy. I feel sad most of the time. Lost interest in everything. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems that you are suffering from depression and anxiety because the symptoms you mentioned indicates it. 1. Take adequate sleep. 2. Do regular exercise, i.e. go for a morning walk daily at least 45 minutes. 3. Take a healthy diet and avoid any substance like alcoho...  Read Full »

I think I have paranoia. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Everyone gets those little paranoid thoughts but mine have gotten a lot worse and a lot more frequent over the past four months. I constantly feel like people I know are talking about me or someone is trying to kill me/hurt me. I also get other weird thoughts like, what if the bus tip...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms you have described are indicative of obsessional nature and the behavior is compulsive because of fearfulness. From the brief description, it is not possible for me to decide the category of disorder. But I can tell you that it is not normal and unlikely to...  Read Full »

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