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

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

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
23
Tried for
Agoraphobia (23) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Agoraphobia (14) Depressed mood (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Insomnia (15) Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Pain (11) Anxious mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Agoraphobia (13) Anxious mood (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Anxious mood (8) Agoraphobia (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Panic attacks (7)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Agoraphobia (7) Depressed mood (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Depressed mood (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Depressed mood (2)
2 more

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Agoraphobia 8 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Agoraphobia (23) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Neck movement dizziness (Cervicogenic dizziness) 3 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Agoraphobia (14) Depressed mood (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Drowsy in a.m. 6 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Insomnia (15) Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Aphasia Balance problems 13 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
Pain (11) Anxious mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m. Mentally dull 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Agoraphobia (13) Anxious mood (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Sleepiness
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
Anxious mood (8) Agoraphobia (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Drug dependence 5 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Panic attacks (7)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Agoraphobia (7) Depressed mood (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Rapid weight gain Anxious mood 12 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Depressed mood (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Lightheadedness 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Depressed mood (2)
2 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 81
30s 171
40s 191
50s 123
60s 50
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 147
20-29 years 121
30-39 years 87
40-49 years 60
50-59 years 14
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

87% Female
13% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 435
Not Diagnosed 75

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