The anxiety disorders tend to be long-lasting; and yet particular fears, if they are specific and readily definable, can be dispelled. Two particular ideas are critical to panic disorder and agoraphobia: (1) The idea that feelings can become so powerful and disordered that the individual can lose control of his/her behaviour or mind. (2) The idea that people can be trapped in ordinary places, such as elevators and airplanes, or even simply standing in line. Overcoming the disorder may require practising in the phobic situation, or it may rely to some extent on more information and education, which grows in part out of the therapeutic relationship.
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