In adults, only about 20 percent of specific phobias go away without treatment, and agoraphobia gets worse with time if untreated.
I developed agoraphobia and couldn't leave the flat.
I have agoraphobia - I can't leave the house without a " safe person " .
The result can be severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms include agoraphobia, inability to communicate, uncontrollable anger and distress.
At other times (e.g. agoraphobia, social phobia) avoiding the feared situation limits their life severely.