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

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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
16
Tried for
Agoraphobia (13) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Agoraphobia (14) Anxious mood (1)
2 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)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Agoraphobia (11) Anxious mood (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Pain (8) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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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)

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Agoraphobia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Insomnia (7) Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Panic attacks (7)
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
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Appetite change Cold feet 23 more
How many evaluations
17
Tried for
Agoraphobia (13) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Agoraphobia Panic attacks
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Agoraphobia (14) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m. Mentally dull 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Agoraphobia (10) Anxious mood (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Blurry vision Depressed mood 12 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Agoraphobia (11) Anxious mood (5)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Aphasia Confusion 3 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (8) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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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)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Drowsiness 1 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Panic attacks (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Constipation 2 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Agoraphobia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m. Drugged feeling 1 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (7) Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Drug dependence Daytime tiredness 6 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Panic attacks (7)
2 more

Data from patients with Agoraphobia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
  • None
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  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Agoraphobia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 67
30s 112
40s 107
50s 69
60s 24
70+ 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

87% Female
13% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 106
20-29 years 77
30-39 years 56
40-49 years 34
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 278
Not Diagnosed 60

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