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Agoraphobia Causes

(Also Known As: Panic Attack Causes, Fear Of Being Away From Home Causes)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Causes Agoraphobia?

The following factors can possibly cause Agoraphobia to occur:

  • Biological factors
  • Genetics
  • Temperament
  • Personality traits
  • Stressful environment
  • Substance abuse
  • Use of tranquilizers and sleeping pills such as benzodiazepines
  • Difficulties with spatial orientation
  • Anxiety provoking events
  • Emotional and unresolved conflicts
  • Traumatic/frightening events
  • Learned behaviors
  • Chemical imbalances
  • Medical conditions

Could You Have Agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia Topics

Related Conditions

Acute Stress Disorder – mental shock, psychological shock. terrifying events, stress, anxiety
Antisocial Personality Disorder – disregard of rights of others, pervasive aggressive behavior, sociopaths, antisocial, conduct disorder, psychopaths
Generalized Anxiety Disorder – irrational worry, anxiety episodes, uncontrolled fear, restlessness
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – obsessive, compulsive acts, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, fear, perfectionist
Panic Disorder – panic attack, anxiety attack, excessive worrying, agoraphobia, anticipatory attacks
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Nightmares, Insomnia, Sexual Abuse, Irritation, Social Impairment, Problems with Memory and Concentration, Intrusive Memories, Hyper-Vigilance
Social Anxiety Disorder – social phobia, social anxiety, unreasonable social fears, panic attack, agoraphobia, phobia