agoraphobia


ag·o·ra·pho·bia

noun \ˌa-g(ə-)rə-ˈfō-bē-ə\

: a fear of being in open or public places

Full Definition of AGORAPHOBIA

:  abnormal fear of being helpless in an embarrassing or unescapable situation that is characterized especially by the avoidance of open or public places
ag·o·ra·phobe \ˈa-g(ə-)rə-ˌfōb\ noun
ag·o·ra·pho·bic \-ˈfō-bik\ adjective or noun

Examples of AGORAPHOBIA

  1. a patient suffering from agoraphobia

Origin of AGORAPHOBIA

New Latin, from Greek agora + New Latin -phobia
First Known Use: 1873

Other Psychology Terms

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ag·o·ra·pho·bia

noun \ˌag(-ə)-rə-ˈfō-bē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AGORAPHOBIA

: abnormal fear of being helpless in a situation from which escape may be difficult or embarrassing that is characterized initially often by panic or anticipatory anxiety and finally by avoidance of open or public places

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