Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by the fear of lack of control or escape from a place or situation. People with agoraphobia may try to avoid places with crowds, wide open spaces, and/or confined spaces. Many people living with agoraphobia have great difficulty leaving their home; working full time outside of the home can be impossible.
Agoraphobia includes symptoms of debilitating fear that makes leaving the home for long periods of time very difficult. People living with agoraphobia may also have feelings of helplessness and can be dependent on their family or friends. Agoraphobia can induce severe panic attacks. Signs of such attacks include dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart rate, trouble breathing, nausea, or chest pain.
Agoraphobia Can Cause You to be Unable to Work
Because agoraphobia can cause fear of leaving one’s home, the phobia can severely limit a person’s ability to work, socialize, or even run basic errands. Living with agoraphobia can mean many challenges. Working can be impossible. If you are seeking treatment for agoraphobia and are unable to work for at least 12 months, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.
It is very important for your Social Security Disability case that you be under the care of a doctor. The Social Security Administration will review your medical history when determining your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
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