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
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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with agoraphobia

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

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
16
Tried for
agoraphobia (16) panic attacks (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
agoraphobia (12) depressed mood (7)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
anxious mood (10) agoraphobia (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Pain (10) anxious mood (2)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
agoraphobia (13) anxious mood (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
depressed mood (9) agoraphobia (8)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
anxious mood (9) agoraphobia (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
anxious mood (6) panic attacks (6)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
depressed mood (8) agoraphobia (2)
1 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

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

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for agoraphobia (8 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood agoraphobia 8 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
agoraphobia (16) panic attacks (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for agoraphobia (6 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness 5 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
agoraphobia (12) depressed mood (7)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness sleepiness 1 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
anxious mood (10) agoraphobia (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
aphasia balance problems 14 more
Total evaluations
16
Tried for
Pain (10) anxious mood (2)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for agoraphobia (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsy in a.m. mentally dull 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
agoraphobia (13) anxious mood (6)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
depressed mood (9) agoraphobia (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
rapid weight gain anxious mood 14 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
anxious mood (7) depressed mood (6)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness panic attacks 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (9) agoraphobia (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness daytime tiredness 5 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6) panic attacks (6)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
hunger at night tremor(s)
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (8) agoraphobia (2)
1 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 76
30s 192
40s 221
50s 159
60s 64
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 149
20-29 years 130
30-39 years 90
40-49 years 63
50-59 years 15
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

87% Female
13% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 455
Not Diagnosed 77

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