2. How Agoraphobia Works
Agoraphobia was once thought to be a simple type of panic disorder. However, it has now been discovered that not everyone who suffers from agoraphobia also experiences the same fears as those with a panic disorder. Agoraphobia is now classified as being an anxiety disorder. The disorder may cause a person to experience a rapid heartbeat, sweating, and simply panicking when they are out.
After this, everything goes back to normal, but feelings of confusion and embarrassment take over. A person with agoraphobia may be puzzled about why these feelings of panic and confusion happened in the first place. When they go home they may choose not to go back to the place where this occurred, even if the place is somewhere that they frequently visit such as a grocery store near their home. The reasoning is that they are afraid of people laughing at them over the panic attack they had while they were there.