Feeling Scared And Panic When In A Crowded Place?
Good evening doctor, I want it. Is it always normal to feel scared and panic when in a crowded place ?? I often experience it and this really annoys me moreover I am a student who requires me to deal with many people … Please answer, thank you ..
Hello Atika Soraya, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Excessive fear or anxiety over something is a phobia. There are various forms of phobias, such as agoraphobia (phobias in the crowd), social phobias, specific phobias (eg frog phobias, spider phobias, etc.).
From your information there is one possibility you experience agoraphobia which is a condition of excessive fear when you are in a crowded outdoor environment. Symptoms: palpitations, tightness, sweating, restlessness, anxiety when in a crowd. Generally this disorder can develop into a panic attack. Risk factors: have a traumatic event, have anxious, nervous, perfectionist, family history.
Treatment and prevention of agoraphobia itself includes:
Psychotherapy (can be assisted by a psychologist / psychiatrist) for example by cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy (basically phobia therapy instead of having to be kept away from things that cause fear, but instead it is presented in stages (from small stimuli such as seeing pictures to direct practice) while accompanied by accompaniment and strengthening / called desensitization) Drugs: antidepressant or anti-anxiety class to relieve symptoms. Please note that the diagnosis of the soul requires questioning now directly (face to face) with experts. Self-diagnosis / self-diagnosis is not a wise step. It is recommended to you to seek social support, for example through family / friends that you trust, to make efforts to desensitize as described above (can be done with family / friends). If it is very disturbing, it is advisable to consult a psychiatrist so that in-depth interviews and medication are given when there is an indication and scheduling of psychotherapy.
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