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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for phobic disorder

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

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
566
Tried for
phobic disorder (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
216
Tried for
phobic disorder (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
239
Tried for
phobic disorder (1)

Data from patients with phobic disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for phobic disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
increased anxiety
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
phobic disorder (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
phobic disorder (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with phobic disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has phobic disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 63 say phobic disorder is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 182
30s 580
40s 573
50s 509
60s 318
70+ 99
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 433
20-29 years 112
30-39 years 62
40-49 years 36
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 2
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 477
Female 1797

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 766
Not Diagnosed 1769

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