Claustrophobia

Definition: an abnormal fear of being in enclosed or narrow places.

This is what Claustrophobic people feel like. The symptoms to Claustrophobia are: sweating, rapid heart beat, shortness of breath or hyperventilation, trembling, lightheadedness or fainting, nausea, feelings of dread, terror or panic. This phobia is similar to panic attacks.

Help!? Any information?

To get help with Claustrophobia you can go through Psychotherapy, specifically designed for cognitive-behavioral therapy. Doctors can prescribe anti-anxiety medications or antidepressants to help with the Claustrophobia. The treatment is usually successful! If you have any symptoms of Claustrophobia contact a mental health professional. You can also go to your local hospital and see if they have any information on it. There is this interesting sounding booked called, Claustrophobia by Andrea Perry. She is a doctor and she also went through Claustrophobia. This book talks about her own experience with it and there are other people's personal stories in there as well and how they overcame this phobia! That would be a very good book to read if you are suffering from Claustrophobia.

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Resources


  • webmed.com
  • med.myu.edu
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  • phobias.about.com
  • Amazon.com
  • Dictionary.com