Phobias, like fear of dogs, fear of water, fear of flying, etc are exceedingly common in society. Approximately 3.2 million Americans have agoraphobia…according to the latest specific phobia statistics.

More interesting statistics on phobias:

  • Females are more prone to irrational fears than males. Phobia statistics suggest that roughly twice as many women as men suffer from panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and specific phobia though about equal numbers of women and men have obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia.
  • Almost 6.2 million US citizens have some sort of specific phobia.
  • All three types of phobia, social, agoraphobia and specific are likely to effect between 5 and 10 people in every 100.
  • Approximately 5.3 million American adults ages 18 to 54, or about 3.7 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have social phobia. Social phobia typically begins in childhood or adolescence.
  • Phobia statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 23 people suffer from phobias. That’s nearly 4.25% of the population. There are roughly 11.5 million sufferers in the US and 2.5 million in the UK.

Here are a few phobias that you may wish to read about:

More specific information can be obtained from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Additional Phobia Stats Can Be Found:

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