Psychiatry – MCQ 9 – A middle aged person with the complaints of fear of leaving home

A middle aged person reported to Psychiatric OPD with the complaints of the fear of leaving home, fear of travelling alone and fear of being in a crowd. He develops marked anxiety with palpitations and swelling if he is in these situations. He often avoids public transport to go to his place of work. The most likely diagnosis is:
a) Generalised anxiety disorder
b) Schizophrenia
c) Personality disorder
d) Agoraphobia

Correct answer :
d) Agoraphobia

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