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What is agarophobia?
Due to its literary definition, namely the market phobia, agarophobia is often misunderstood being interpreted as the phobia of open spaces or crowds. The clinical definition is the phobia of places or situations from which you cannot get out or from which the exit is difficult and dangerous (or embarrassing in some cases). Understanding agarophobia in the context of panic disorder is crucial in its treatment.
Panic attacks evolve into agarophobia in the case of a quarter of people suffering from a panic disorder. If panic attacks are treated promptly and adequately, agarophobia may not be reached, but as it progresses, the more difficult it is to treat.
It is possible that agarophobia can be observed after the first panic attack, one of the typical scenarios would be when you are in the car on a busy highway. The person experiences his first attack, not knowing what caused him, many of them come to the hospital, believing they had a heart attack. If, after the first attack, no diagnosis is made or no treatment is started, the patient will be left with the impression that these attacks are related to the drive or the freeway.
Awakening : many children with agarophobia wake up in the school days, in the morning with horrible pain such as:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
    They pass as soon as there is no chance of going to school. This fact is very real, anxiety leading to such reactions from the body of the child. This leads to a dispute between parents - children, which often includes the school
    With the bus : children with agarophobia have a fear that something bad will happen to them or that they will not laugh during the bus journey, such as:
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Situations in which he is ill and no one helps him
    In this case, parents are forced to take them personally by car to school.
    walking to school: Some children feel good until they reach school and realize that they have to enter. The idea of ​​entering and staying in the classroom leads to all sorts of other ideas about what might go wrong. Some of the children will refuse to go to school.
    exit from class: for some children suffering from agarophobia, they can go to school and enter it but they cannot stay the whole day. The physical signs of anxiety are enough for teachers to call home and call parents.
    Events special: Many of the agarophobic children can withstand the school but cannot withstand the parents or cannot withstand the change of teachers. These can lead to the rejection of the school idea.
    It is possible that many children with agarophobia will require a personal treatment, this is to make all people live their lives, so that their anxiety is minimized. When people (usually the family) refuse or forget to follow their rules, they blame family members for feelings of anxiety. Some of the rules are:
  • I'm not traveling by car
  • I'm not going to the mall
  • I don't go to parties
  • I'm driving to school
  • I'm not waiting in line
    Such treatment drives people caring for those suffering from agarophobia, in this case any worsening of the child's condition is the fault of the parent.