People with agoraphobia not only separate themselves from day to day life but their symptoms may lead them to overeat, lean on alcohol or other chemical substances for support or slide into depression. This is an introduction to this specific phobia.
- Peaceful Cuisine is a vegan cooking site but even if you are an omnivore you might find a meditative quality to the music and non-music meal assembly videos. You can also watch the videos on Ryoya's YouTube channel.
- The podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking will take you on a journey. Sometimes from the darkness to the light and some times standing at the brink of survival.
- New York Times article on Kitty Dukakis experience with alcoholism, depression and her Electroconvulsive Therapy.
- Former Massachusetts governor Michael and Kitty Dukakis have a information website about ECT with a FAQ page for those that would like more information.
- Agoraphobia information at MedLinePlus
- Bullying connection to anxiety conditions via StopBullying.org
- Helpguide.org page on Phobias and Fears
- MedLine Plus page on Phobias
- Talkspace App for iPhone and iPad
- Talkspace App for Android
If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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