A home health nurse visits a 48-year-old male client who has a fear of leaving his home because the space outside is too overwhelming. He has not gone anywhere in the past 2 months. The client has likely been diagnosed with

  • sociophobia.
  • anthropophobia.
  • xenophobia.
  • agoraphobia.
Number 4 is correct.
Agoraphobia is the fear of open spaces; these clients tend to stay indoors in a familiar space. Sociophobia refers to the fear of people or social situations. Anthropophobia is a related disorder that refers to the fear of being in the company of other people. The fear of strangers or foreigners is known as xenophobia.