Found the Cure

RECEIVED Tue., Feb. 7, 2017

Dear Editor,
    Agoraphobia is a common but serious anxiety disorder that may cause sufferers to avoid public spaces. Recently, I have had cause to be concerned for one likely agoraphobe: Texas’ 10th Congressional District Representative Mike McCaul. Representative McCaul has not held a town hall meeting since 2009 and his staff has not been able to produce a schedule of public appearances for the upcoming February recess. Exposure treatment is one of the most successful therapies for agoraphobia and I would strongly encourage Representative McCaul to take time to meet publicly with groups of constituents as soon as possible to begin the healing process. If Representative McCaul isn’t willing to hold town hall meetings we may be forced to conclude that he is avoiding the people he was elected to represent. Sadly, the treatment for that disorder won’t be available again until 2018.
Taylor Cook
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