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SPACE PHOBIA - SYNDROME OR AGORAPHOBIC VARIANT

MARKS, I; BEBBINGTON, P; (1976) SPACE PHOBIA - SYNDROME OR AGORAPHOBIC VARIANT. BRIT MED J , 2 (6031) 345 - 347. 10.1136/bmj.2.6031.345. Green open access

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Abstract

Four elderly women had intense fears of falling when there was no visible support at hand or on seeing space cues while driving. Two patients had cervical spondylosis. The mean age at onset of the fear was 54--thirty years later than that for agoraphobia. Fear of public places and of heights was not prominent, nor was depersonalisation or depression. These "space phobias" might be a hitherto unrecognised syndrome or an unusual variant of agoraphobia. The visuospatial reflexes involved might illuminate the pathogenesis of certain fears.

Type: Article
Title: SPACE PHOBIA - SYNDROME OR AGORAPHOBIC VARIANT
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.2.6031.345
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6031.345
Additional information: Copyright © 1976, British Medical Journal Publishing Group
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > IoN RLW Inst of Neurological Sci
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/166837
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