Living with Agoraphobia

Living with Agoraphobia can be quite a challenge, since this condition restricts your life significantly. However, in addition to professional treatment, there are several self-help steps that you can take, just to make living with agoraphobia easier:

  • Learn calming skills so that you can get yourself to relax at the first hint of a panic attack.
  • Try to face the places or situations that you are afraid of. This may seem like an impossible task at the beginning. However, the more often you confront your fears, the less frightening they become.
  • Avoid substances like alcohol and illegal drugs before going out, no matter how much they help you to relax
  • Follow a healthy lifestyle, which includes a balanced diet, an exercise routine and getting adequate amount of sleep.
These steps can help you expedite the treatment of the condition, but at the same time, it is important for you to take your medication and attend your therapy sessions regularly.