Phobic disorder

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What is phobic disorder?

Phobias involve persistent, unrealistic, intense anxiety about and fear of certain situations, circumstances, or objects. Symptoms vary depending on the specific fear involved.

Common symptoms reported by people with phobic disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with phobic disorder

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Panic attacks (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Panic attacks (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (3) phobic disorder (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC))
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anticipatory anxiety (1) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)

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

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

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Panic attacks (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Diarrhea Swelling in stomach
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Decreased appetite Dizziness and feeling faint 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Panic attacks (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Seroquel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (3) phobic disorder (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Addictive opiate chronic headache disorder 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Dizziness 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC))
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anticipatory anxiety (1) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 326
30s 597
40s 560
50s 479
60s 236
70+ 52
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 433
20-29 years 112
30-39 years 64
40-49 years 35
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 2
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

79% Female
21% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 759
Not Diagnosed 1,778

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