Agoraphobia can greatly limit your life's activities. If your agoraphobia is severe, you may not even be able to leave your home. Without treatment, some people become housebound for years. You may not be able to visit with family and friends, go to school or work, run errands, or take part in other normal daily activities. You may become dependent on others for help.

Agoraphobia can also lead to or be associated with:

  • Depression
  • Other mental health disorders, including other phobias and other anxiety disorders
  • Alcohol or drug misuse to try to cope with the fear, guilt, hopelessness, isolation and loneliness
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