Agoraphobia Among Adults - Statistics and PrevailanceTweet
Agoraphobia involves intense fear and anxiety of any place or situation where escape might be difficult, leading to avoidance of situations such as being alone outside of the home; traveling in a car, bus, or airplane; or being in a crowded area.
- Agoraphobia affects about 3.2 million American adults between the ages of 18-54 and 4.9% of the adult population.
- 61% of adults with Agoraphobia are at or about the age of 55 years old.
- Studies show that people with chronic health conditions and those with comorbid psychiatric disorders are more likely to be diagnosed with Agoraphobia.
- Treatment of Agoraphobia with medications, psychotherapy or both can significantly help 70% - 80% of individuals affected with panic disorder, with major improvements that can be noticed within 6-8 weeks.