Agoraphobia

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What is Agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia is a fairly well-defined cluster of phobias embracing fears of leaving home, entering shops, crowds and public places, or travelling alone in trains, buses or planes.

Common symptoms reported by people with Agoraphobia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
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Treatments taken by people with Agoraphobia

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Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Agoraphobia (17) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Agoraphobia (14) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Agoraphobia (12) Anxious mood (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Agoraphobia (10) Anxious mood (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Insomnia (9) Depressed mood (6)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Insomnia (8) Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Agoraphobia (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (7) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Agoraphobia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Panic attacks (6) Anxious mood (5)

Data from patients with Agoraphobia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Agoraphobia

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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Cold feet Drowsiness 19 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Agoraphobia (17) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Anger Anxious mood 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Agoraphobia (14) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Blurry vision Chronic dehydration 14 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Agoraphobia (12) Anxious mood (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Mentally dull Sedation
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Agoraphobia (10) Anxious mood (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty waking up Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 4 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Insomnia (9) Depressed mood (6)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m. Drugged feeling 3 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Insomnia (8) Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Body tremor Drowsiness
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Agoraphobia (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Aphasia Confusion 3 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (7) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Involuntary head movement 2 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Agoraphobia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Panic attacks (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive confusion with migraine Drug dependence 4 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Panic attacks (6) Anxious mood (5)

Data from patients with Agoraphobia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Mild
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Who has Agoraphobia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 62
30s 99
40s 106
50s 59
60s 20
70+ 3

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

87% Females
13% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 96
20-29 years 67
30-39 years 54
40-49 years 32
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 258
Not Diagnosed 53

These charts show data from Agoraphobia patients who have completed their condition history
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