Claustrophobia has traditionally refered to a fear of
enclosed spaces or confinement, such as in rooms, cars, aeroplanes, etc.
Recent psychological practice is to consider claustrophobia
as part of the spectrum of agoraphobia disorders,
rather than a distinct separate diagnosis.
From the traditional sense, claustrophobia and agoraphobia appear simplistically to
be opposite disorders (fear of closed spaces versus fear of open spaces),
but they share many aspects.
The symptoms, anxieties, and mental or physical reactions
to the fears or anxieties are similar.
The underlying basis appears similar in relation to "loss of control"
and similar reactions such as the anxiety states and "need to flee" in response
to anxiety-causing circumstances. ...more »
Symptoms of Claustrophobia
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Treatments for Claustrophobia
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Claustrophobia: Related Patient Stories
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Causes of Claustrophobia
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Misdiagnosis and Claustrophobia
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians.
Many patients with bipolar seek help...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression
to be overlooked.
See misdiagnosis of depression or ...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders).
Failure to diagnose these anxiety...read more »
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Definitions of Claustrophobia:
A morbid fear of being closed in a confined space
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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