agoraphobia and panic attacks

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   Posted 2/19/2008 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
how do you really tell them apart.

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   Posted 2/19/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there,

Agoraphobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of public places or open areas, especially those from which escape could be difficult or help not immediately accessible. Persons with agoraphobia frequently also have panic disorder.

Panic Attack:  An episode of acute anxiety that occurs unpredictably with feelings of intense apprehension or terror, accompanied by dyspnea, dizziness, sweating, trembling, and chest pain or palpitations. The attack may last several minutes and may occur again in certain conditions.
Each persons disorder may manifest it self in individual ways.

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