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Suffering from agoraphobia, sudden confusion, fear of being alone. Treatment?

I feel fine going to a mall or walking across a parking lot for most of the time. Then, without warning, I need to follow a wall or be helped across an open parking lot to my car. Once I am in the car there are no problems except if I am driving in very open spaced highways that are not crowded. I am a therapist and thought it might be occassional onset of agoraphobia but it is too inconsistent with the diagnosis. Any point of views as to why this only happens on occasion?
Asked On : Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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Agoraphobia is phobic disorder and form of anxiety and depression.In such disorders it is not necessary to be same presentation all the time.

It can be episodic hence For treatment of agoraphobia.
You should consult psychiatrist for detailed evaluation .

After ruling out physical causes and confirmation of diagnosis, doctor may prescribe Anti depressant agents like Tricyclic antidepressants or anti anxiety agents of Benzodiazepine group to control anxiety.

Counselling and exposure and response prevention therapy
Hope this information is useful to you.
Take care.
Good Luck.
Dr.Akhilesh Dubey M.D
Answered: Thu, 24 Oct 2013
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