Actually, I don't think your assessment of my request is accurate.
I will write the book, which is fiction, based on my own experiences as a lifelong agoraphobic (my first panic attack was 25+ years ago, and I spent about 2 years entirely confined to my home--thankfully long ago)--plus my imagination, of course.
I am asking for recommendations of books or movies that feature agoraphobic characters because, as I plan my plot, I realize that I've never read any fiction with an agoraphobic character. As for movies, I can think of only two agoraphobic characters, neither of whom was very convincing (judging by my own experience).
I wonder if this apparent lack of agoraphobic characters in literature is because they are rare, or if it's because I just don't know about them. If the books exist, I'm thinking that we who struggle with this disease are likely to have heard of them--so I'm asking.
Writer or not, as a lifelong agoraphobia/ panic/ anxiety sufferer, I am very interested in reading any books that present agoraphobic characters. I think others here might be, too.
Please notice that I am not asking people to answer questions about their conditions or to tell me their stories. I am asking if anyone here has encountered works of fiction with agoraphobic characters.
I would be just as annoyed as anyone else in this forum by some clueless investigator who swooped in to sponge up our misery and carry it off as fodder for some study or book. I come here for support, too. In fact, I'm asking for some now.
Thanks for considering my request.
Often she hid at the sight of wild beasts,
forgetting what she was; and, though
herself a bear, shuddered at sight of other bears.
-- Ovid, Metamorphoses