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What is agoraphobia, the disorder that Zac Efron deals with daily?

Over the years, Zac Efron has established himself as one of the most popular actors in Hollywoodbeing the protagonist of several tapes such as High School Musical, good neighbours, Baywatch Y Ted Bundy.

Nevertheless, in recent months it has become a trend due to its notorious physical changestherefore, the actor revealed in an interview for Men’s Health Magazine the real reason for the change in his appearance.

The actor explained that he suffered a domestic accident that broke his jawin his rehabilitation process his muscles grew and he clarified that no aesthetic intervention has been carried out.

As if that were not enough, Zac Efron also revealed that he has to deal daily with a disorder that has affected him in his personal relationships, called agoraphobia.

“I just don’t go out, people in large groups, it triggers my agoraphobia,” the actor revealed in the interview.

What is agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder that generates fear or anguish in the person who suffers from feeling trapped. People with this disorder often feel helpless in places with large crowds or public spaces, so they often avoid going out.

According to the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, agoraphobia may develop more often after the age of 30, and about 30 to 50 percent of those with agoraphobia also typically have a panic disorder.

This disorder affects the daily life of those who suffer from it, even causing the person to lock himself in his house.

Among the most prominent symptoms are the feeling of panic, fear, hopelessness, and some physical discomfort such as chest pain, nausea, a racing heart, shortness of breath, sweating, and tremors.

The most common treatments for these conditions are exposure therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and in severe cases, the use of antidepressants, which must be supervised by a mental health specialist.

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Reference from www.milenio.com

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