Definition of Agoraphobia

1. Noun. A morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone in some public place).

Generic synonyms: Phobia, Phobic Disorder, Phobic Neurosis
Derivative terms: Agoraphobic



Definition of Agoraphobia

1. Noun. The fear of wide open spaces, crowds, or uncontrolled social conditions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Agoraphobia

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Medical Definition of Agoraphobia

1. An unexplained fear of open spaces. Origin: Gr. Phobos = fear (16 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agoraphobia

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agoraphobia (current term)
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agouti
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Literary usage of Agoraphobia

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1. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine: Being an Encyclopedic Collection of by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"agoraphobia is dread of an open space, and is sometimes called ... In agoraphobia the patient dreads to go across a street or into a field, is seized with ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"... imperative ideas which affect both thought and action are : agoraphobia, the nervous dread of open places; claustrophobia, the dread of shut-in places; ..."

3. Birmingham Medical Review (1890)
"agoraphobia.—Dr. Suckling shewed a woman, aged 35, who for several years had ... Dr. Suckling read a paper entitled " agoraphobia and Allied Morbid Fears. ..."

4. Value of Psychiatric Treatment: Its Efficacy in Severe Mental Disorders edited by Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"Mavissakalian, M, and Michelson, L. agoraphobia: Relative and combined effectiveness of therapist-assisted in vivo exposure and imipramine. J. Clin. ..."

5. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1883)
"agoraphobia. A Contribution to Clinical Medicine. By LT POTTER, BL, MD, Clinical Lecturer on Diseases of the Chest, South Side Dispensary, Chicago, 111. ..."

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