Today is the start of the A-Z challenge. I’m very excited to participate this year. Last year I started blogging right after it started and so I didn’t participate, but I still made a lot of friends from it. I will continue to post my regular scheduled events below the A-Z challenge so those trying to get to everyone in the challenge will not need to read as much and I will still be able to continue spotlighting amazing authors and continue my blogstory.
My theme is going to be all about the different mental illnesses the DSM IV-TR diagnosis. Each day I will post a new mental illness.
To start it all off with the letter ‘A’ we have Agoraphobia.
The symptoms of this mental illness is an acute anxiety of a situation that a person has difficulty escaping from or that might cause extreme embarrassment. The anxiety may be too many different situations: home alone, outside the home, surrounded by many people, etc. Avoidance of the situation causes problems for the person’s life and if not avoided it may cause a panic attack or symptoms like a panic attack.