Agoraphobia In Children And Adolescents

Agoraphobia is the constant fear of being caught in a situation or a place without having an escape route or help. The diagnosis is made clinically. Treatment includes benzodiazepines, SSRIs or behavioral therapy.

Agoraphobia is in children rare but can develop in young people, especially those who also have panic attacks (panic disorder in children and adolescents).

Agoraphobia is the constant fear of being caught in a situation or a place without having an escape route or help. The diagnosis is made clinically. Treatment includes benzodiazepines, SSRIs or behavioral therapy. Agoraphobia is in children rare but can develop in young people, especially those who also have panic attacks (panic disorder in children and adolescents). Patients have consistent anxiety or fear of ? 2 of the following features for ? 6 months: public transport stay in public places stay indoors in a snake or stay in a crowd alone außerhald of the house, the fear must patients be also cause you to avoid the stress-inducing situation to an extent that makes it difficult for them to have a normal life (eg. as go to school, go shopping, other ordinary acts perform). Patients can have panic attacks when they are exposed to the stress-inducing situation. Agoraphobia must be distinguished from specific phobias (eg. As before a given situation), social anxiety disorder (social anxiety disorders in childhood and adolescence) and panic disorder (panic disorder in children and adolescents). In addition, agoraphobia of depression must (Depression in Children and Adolescents) can be distinguished, the patient may cause them to avoid leaving the house for reasons other than fear. The behavioral therapy is especially useful for symptoms of agoraphobia. Drugs are rarely useful except to control any associated panic attacks.

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