Oct 282014

agoraphobia help

I recently received this email: “I am having a great difficulty with agoraphobia and i cant find the courage to face it. I cant even imagine driving to another town or walking to the shops alone. Is it ok to begin exposure with someone else beside me? I don’t have the courage to do what you did. Its too much to just take my car and drive far away and to want to have a panic attack.”

This was my response:

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Oct 232014

Agoraphobia first step

I am often contacted by sufferers who say that they have tried every possible way to break free from agoraphobia, but seemed always to end up against a brick wall. They tell me about the multiple professionals that they have consulted, medications that they have taken, therapies that they have tried and advice that they have taken from friends and family, yet agoraphobia continues to cripple their lives.

They may have read my story and or one or more of Dr. Weekes’s books, but are still hoping to find the magic cure to avoid having to take the recommended action.

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