Overcoming Agoraphobia and Extreme Anxiety Disorders

Overcoming Agoraphobia & Extreme Anxiety Disorders

After reading Overcoming Agoraphobia & Extreme Anxiety Disorders, youll be given a better understanding of all things related to the condition, so that you dont have to be afraid anymore. If youve been suffering for any amount of time, dont allow yourself to feel hopeless and alone. This problem is more common than you might think and the first step to overcoming any anxiety issue is by learning all you can about it. Find out what causes panic disorders and discover how you can create a different life for yourself starting today. Here are just a few things youll learn by reading this complete anxiety guide: What anxiety is and why it happensHow anxiety can lead to panic disordersWhat agoraphobia is and how to know if youre at riskHow to recognize symptoms of agoraphobia and how to manage itAn overview of the different types of anxiety disordersWhat you can do to improve this condition once and for allHow to fight the root of anxiety and panic disorders stressWhether or not adrenal fatigue is the cause of your problemsHelpful therapy options that have been proven to be effectiveAlternative remedies for stress, depression and panic disorders

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Multivariate Behavior Genetic Studies of Mood and Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Kendler et al. (1992c) reported that additive genetic influences largely explained the observed covariation of symptoms of GAD and major depression in women and were entirely shared between the two disorders nonshared environmental influences accounted for the remaining unique liability variance for these disorders. The finding of a common genetic factor for GAD and major depression (with no unique genetic influences) was replicated by Roy, Neale, Pedersen, Mathe, and Kendler (1995) in an extension to a mixed male and female adult sample. Kendler et al. (1993c) also found that the observed covariation of major depression and phobia symptoms in women was largely attributable to additive genetic influences and that nonshared environmental influences contributed to the unique variance in liability to each of the two disorders. When the same authors investigated sources of overlap among phobias (agoraphobia, social phobia, animal phobia, and situational phobia Kendler et al.,...

Univariate Studies of Mood and Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

In the case of phobias, Kendler et al. (1992d) reported that liability to any phobia (agoraphobia, social phobia, animal phobia, or situational phobia) in women drawn from the Virginia population-based sample was attributable solely to additive genetic and nonshared environmental influences, and the heritability was .32. The only phobia subtype for which shared environmental influences contributed significantly to liability was situational phobias (e.g., phobias of tunnels, bridges, and airplanes). No significant heritable influences were found for this phobia subtype. Shared environmental influences, it was estimated, accounted for 27 of the variance in liability to situational phobias, and the remaining variance was attributable solely to non-shared environmental influences. Heritabilities were moderate (and similar) for agoraphobia (h2 .39), social phobia (h2 .32), and animal phobias (h2 .32).

Psychiatric Comorbidity And Sequelae

More than one-half of all cocaine abusers meet criteria for a current psychiatric diagnosis and nearly three-fourths for a lifetime psychiatric diagnosis (Ziedonis, Rayford, Bryant, Kendall, & Rounsaville, 1994). The most common comor-bid psychiatric diagnoses among cocaine abusers include alcohol dependence, affective disorders, anxiety disorders, and antisocial personality disorder (Kleinman et al., 1990 Marlowe, Husband, Lamb, & Kirby, 1995 Mirin, Weiss, Griffin, & Michael, 1991 Rounsaville et al., 1991 Weiss, Mirin, Griffin, Gunderson, & Hufford, 1993). For most cocaine users, co-occurring psychiatric disorders (including agoraphobia, alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), simple phobia, and social phobia) precede cocaine use (Abraham & Fava, 1999 Shaffer & Eber, 2002).


There are three major types of phobias specific phobias, social phobias, and agoraphobia. Specific phobias are those triggered by fear of a specific object, such as snakes or spiders. Claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces), acrophobia (fear of heights), and fear of flying or driving also fall into this category. About 8 percent of American adults experience one or more specific phobias in any given year. Typically developing in childhood, many specific phobias disappear by adulthood. Those that last into adulthood usually require treatment. Agoraphobia, a term that literally means fear of the open marketplace, refers to fear of being in public places, such as streets, shopping malls, theaters, airplanes, and other places where people gather. People with agoraphobia fear that they will not be able to escape from a given place or that no one will be available to help them in such circumstances. People with agoraphobia often do not venture out of their homes unless accompanied by...