AGORAPHOBIA can affect one in crowded places, public
transport or anywhere away from home where escape is not possible. Such as
standing in queues, or sitting in a place where they feel trapped, such as at a
hairdresser’s or a hospital waiting room.
Anxiety symptoms include palpitations, nausea, chest
pains, difficulty in breathing, ‘jelly legs’, sweating, faintness, restricted
vision or hearing. The onset of agoraphobia can be sudden, or gradual. Often
preceded by a large number of adverse life events.