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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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...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 various medical conditions,
such as a stroke or ...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 condition has usually been
overlooked...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed...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 often fail to be...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.
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Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
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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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