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Agoraphobia

ARVD: My Gift

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

If it could happen to a professional athlete, it could happen to me. I called the cardiologist the very next day and I was scheduled to have my ICD implanted.

Jewel: I Was 'Crippled By Agoraphobia'

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel Kilcher is used to performing in front of large crowds nowadays. But as a teenager starting out in the music ...

My Friend Won't Leave Her House!

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I have no idea how to approach her about this without sounding like I am accusing her of some deliberate dishonesty or undermining the validity of her claims to physical illness.

Panic Attacks And Other Jokes: Agorafabulous! Depicts Mental Illness on Its Own, Goofy Terms

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 04.29.2012 | Books
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Agorafabulous! manages the rather sneaky feat of making what Sara Benincasa astutely calls "the wrong kind of different" seem not so wrong at all.

Not Funny: What Happens When A Comedian Gets Agoraphobia?

Sara Benincasa | Posted 04.29.2012 | Women
Sara Benincasa

"Also I have panic attacks," I added quickly. "And I'm afraid of cars and buses and trains and planes. I mean, I rode in a car today but I really didn't want to."

Author: Writing My Book Almost Killed Me

Sara Benincasa | Posted 04.15.2012 | Books
Sara Benincasa

Originally published by Bookish: When I was younger, I thought the average memoirist must have it easy. After all, her only duty was to report what h...

The D-word: Not Death. Not Divorce. The Other One.

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 02.07.2012 | Fifty
Susan McCorkindale

Should he really push a pair of hot but definitely just-this-side-of-snug jeans on a widow when there's probably a perfectly good nun's habit available on eBay?

Astoria Characters: The Kindred Spirit

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.23.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's Thanksgiving time, and Kim Parshley is getting ready to make her famous pumpkin pie. She wishes the recipe had been handed down from her grandmother. It wasn't; she was left to concoct it all by herself.

Why Are You Preventing Your Own Happiness?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.14.2011 | Women
Kristen Houghton

You never know how strong you really are until circumstances make you aware that major changes have to be made in your life. That was the case with Paula Deen.

Friendship in a Box: What's going on?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I haven't seen anything like this on your blog, so maybe others have the same question. I have a close friend I met about two ...

The Agorafabulous Life of Sara Benincasa

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jon Chattman

I spoke with Sara Benincasa late last month, and covered everything from the upcoming mustache benefit she's hosting to her rise among the comedic ranks.