housebound syndrome

A type of panic disorder that most commonly affects women—female:male ratio, 2–4:1—affecting 2–6% of women ages 18–64
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housebound syndrome

Psychiatry A type of panic disorder that most commonly occurs in ♀–ratio, 2-4:1, affecting 2-6% of ♀ ages 18–64; HBS is characterized by agoraphobia, difficulty in functioning in public, generalized anxiety, cardiovascular symptoms–eg, chest pain, tachycardia, arrhythmia, GI distress, headache, vertigo, syncope and paresthesiae. See Panic disorder.
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