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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Anxiety in Public Places

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced anxiety in public places. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Agoraphobia

    Agoraphobia is an intense fear and anxiety of being in places where it is hard to escape, or where help might not be available. Agoraphobia usually involves fear of crowds, bridges, or of being outside alone.

    Chronic but easily controlled.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, stomach bloating, diarrhea, constipation
    Symptoms that always occur with agoraphobia:
    agoraphobia, impaired social or occupational functioning
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Recurrent Depression

    Depression, once diagnosed, can often recur with new episodes. Sometimes these episodes can be similar to ones in the past, sometimes the symptoms can be different. It's good to be aware off the fact that people who had a depression before, remain vulnerable.

    Depression's course is highly variable, and it may last weeks, months, or years.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, headache, stomach bloating
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Specific Phobia Disorder

    There are many specific phobias. Acrophobia is a fear of heights. Agoraphobia is a fear of public places, and claustrophobia is a fear of closed-in places. If you become anxious and extremely self-conscious in everyday social situations, you could have a social phobia. Other common phobias involve tunnels, highway driving, water, flying, animals and blood.

    90% improve with therapy

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, anxiety from a specific situation, fear of heights, fear of blood or injections, fear of enclosed spaces
    Symptoms that always occur with specific phobia disorder:
    anxiety from a specific situation
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Panic Disorder

    Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. It causes panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror without true danger. One may feel as if they are losing control or have physical symptoms like sweating or a racing heart.

    Chronic with relapses

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, stomach bloating, depressed mood
    Symptoms that always occur with panic disorder:
    anxiety
    Symptoms that never occur with panic disorder:
    agoraphobia
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Anxiety in Public Places

  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Are your symptoms causing difficulty at work, socializing, or spending time with friends & family?
  • Q.Are you having difficulty concentrating or thinking through daily activities?

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Anxiety in Public Places Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced anxiety in public places have also experienced:

    • 6% Depressed Mood
    • 5% Fatigue
    • 5% Anxiety When Doing Something in Front of a Group
  • People who have experienced anxiety in public places had symptoms persist for:

    • 54% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Day
    • 11% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced anxiety in public places were most often matched with:

    • 36% Recurrent Depression
    • 36% Specific Phobia Disorder
    • 27% Agoraphobia
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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