Agoraphobia is the fear of being in an enclosed place. Examples of this could be:
Being home alone People sometimes feel worried if they are far away from an exit. They might not be able to get out easily, for example if they are on a train and the doors are closed. They worry that they will lose control, faint or collapse if unable to escape. People may be embarrassed to leave, for example, leaving friends in a busy restaurant, or pushing past people in the cinema or at a concert. They feel trapped, and begin to imagine what might happen to them if they cannot escape the situation.
If you think you may be suffering from agoraphobia, this booklet can:
1. Help you understand what keeps your fear and agoraphobia going
2. Show you how you can change this pattern and begin to tackle your fear