Stats About Phobias
Social Phobia - Stats About Phobias
Approximately 5.3 million American adults ages 18 to 54 ( about 3.7 percent), have social phobia.
Social phobia typically begins in childhood or adolescence.
Agoraphobia - Stats About Phobias
Agoraphobia involves intense fear of any place or situation where escape might be difficult or help unavailable in the event of developing sudden panic-like symptoms.
Approximately 3.2 million American adults ages 18 to 54 ( about 2.2 percent) have agoraphobia.
Specific Phobia - Stats About Phobias
Specific phobia involves marked and persistent fear and avoidance of a specific object or situation.
Approximately 6.3 million American adults ages 18 to 54, or about 4.4 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have some type of specific phobia.
Stats About Phobias source: National Institute of Mental Health 2003
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