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 with phobic disorder

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

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (2) panic attacks (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
phobic disorder (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)

Data from patients with phobic disorder, who reported starting treatments within 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)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2) panic attacks (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
diarrhea swelling of abdomen
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for phobic disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
phobic disorder (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 268
30s 591
40s 565
50s 492
60s 276
70+ 63
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 431
20-29 years 111
30-39 years 63
40-49 years 36
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 2
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 480
Female 1786

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 763
Not Diagnosed 1775

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