Definition of agoraphobic in English:


noun & adjective

  • See agoraphobia

    • ‘For example, an agoraphobic patient, whom we shall call Sarah, was too terrified even to contemplate any treatment involving exposure (facing the feared stimulus - in this case, going outside).’
    • ‘On the other hand, we need to be alert for clients who significantly restrict their lives and devalue their lives and work or those who become agoraphobic.’
    • ‘Many agoraphobics have other phobias too.’
    • ‘Some agoraphobics may experience little anxiety because they can avoid the situations that cause their phobia.’
    • ‘For those suffering from panic disorder, agoraphobic avoidance may first occur in situations associated with the first panic attack.’