what do you call people who don't ever want to leave the house?

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  1. tlouise11 profile image61
    tlouise11posted 13 years ago

    what do you call people who don't ever want to leave the house?

    There was this girl that was a user of drugs, and ever since she started she never wants to leave the house and this is a year later, Going to the store every once in a while , Someone will have to go with ,but thats the only way she goes to the store . And she is just in a hurry to get back home.

    1. KC3Lady profile image58
      KC3Ladyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Is she doing drugs or being drugged and targeted? It appears multiple perpetrator stalking victims sometimes do not like to leave the house, in which case I would call it a stalking victims. I would not call her a hermit necessarily because you said the behavior started with the drugs. When you are stalked perpetrators often swirl around you everywhere you go, people you don't even know, which could definitely cause someone to want to return home. I hope this person recovers soon regardless of the origination of the issue.

  2. peterxdunn profile image60
    peterxdunnposted 13 years ago

    I think the word you are looking for is 'agoraphobiac': a person that suffers panic attacks when in crowded places such as shopping malls. In severe cases sufferers become housebound and refuse to step outside their home/comfort zone.

    With the girl that you describe, however, it could be something more serious. It sounds to me like she is suffering from drug induced paranoia -with agoraphobia being only a symptom of this mentally debilitating desease.

    Your friend needs to seek help with her drug problem immediately as paranoia - left untreated -could develop into paranoid schizophrenia: which might well make her dangerously delusional to herself and others.

    1. sturner1 profile image60
      sturner1posted 13 years ago

      Antisocial, agoraphobic, social anxiety disorder. Also some of the people that you see on the Hoarder tv shows. Due to the drug issue which is documented to cause paranoia, depression, and feel like people are out to get you, she really needs to seek medical treatment.

      1. ThroughGlass profile image61
        ThroughGlassposted 12 years ago

        It's agoraphobic.

        But i call them Hermits.

      2. raucciwrites profile image74
        raucciwritesposted 6 years ago

        Introverted, antisocial, agoraphobic

      3. Cynthia Hoover profile image89
        Cynthia Hooverposted 6 years ago

        I have always called them a 'recluse' or 'reclusive' though there are many terms used to describe such people.

      4. morleyeugena profile image39
        morleyeugenaposted 5 years ago

        Fear of being alone outside your home, where escape and assistance might be difficult, is called agoraphobia. This phobia may involve fear of being on a bridge, a busy street, or in a crowded mall or elevator. People with agoraphobia may only be able to leave home with friends or a family member.

      5. lorlie6 profile image72
        lorlie6posted 5 years ago

        A freeloader or an agoraphobic!

      6. Ofure Ugbesea profile image62
        Ofure Ugbeseaposted 5 years ago

        Agoraphobia definitely

      7. Castlepaloma profile image74
        Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago

        I call it unhealthy.

      8. Skip Online profile image67
        Skip Onlineposted 4 years ago

        Just a couple of questions, first, you mentioned she was a "user of drugs" so are we too assume these are illegal drugs? Second, if they are illegal drugs, and she isn't leaving the house, does her drug pusher "deliver"? and finally How is she making money to pay for these drugs?
        What would I call her...an addict!


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