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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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
20
Tried for
Agoraphobia (20) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Agoraphobia (12) Depressed mood (4)
2 more
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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
14
Tried for
Agoraphobia (11) Anxious mood (8)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Panic attacks (3)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Insomnia (11) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Panic attacks (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Agoraphobia (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Agoraphobia (7) Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (8) Agoraphobia (3)
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

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

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Agoraphobia Depressed mood 5 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Agoraphobia (20) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Dilated pupil(s) 10 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Agoraphobia (12) Depressed mood (4)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Aphasia Confusion 3 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Pain (11) Anxious mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Depressed mood Drowsiness 2 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Agoraphobia (11) Anxious mood (8)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Lightheadedness 1 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Panic attacks (3)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Drowsy in a.m. 4 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Insomnia (11) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Drug dependence 5 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (9) Panic attacks (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Sleepiness
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Agoraphobia (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Agoraphobia (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Cold feet Drowsiness 12 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Agoraphobia (7) Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (8) Agoraphobia (3)
1 more

Data from patients with Agoraphobia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Agoraphobia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 73
30s 144
40s 145
50s 100
60s 39
70+ 4

Sex

Distribution of sex

87% Female
13% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 128
20-29 years 108
30-39 years 73
40-49 years 48
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 380
Not Diagnosed 67

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