Mental Disorder → Agoraphobia
Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder in which anxiety is triggered by the environment. The specific trigger is when the mind perceives its surroundings to be difficult to escape or receive help. Some who suffer from agoraphobia go to great lengths to avoid these situations and sometimes become unable to leave their home or safe haven. The cause of agoraphobia is unknown at this time. Some clinicians believe that agoraphobia is linked to other anxiety issues such as a stressful environment or substance abuse. Many patients report fears of dying or losing control of emotions and/or behavior. Symptoms of panic attacks include palpitations, rapid heartbeat, sweating, dizziness, and several others.