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Claustrophobia: Introduction

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

Treatments for Claustrophobia

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Claustrophobia?

Claustrophobia: Related Patient Stories

Alternative Treatments for Claustrophobia

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Causes of Claustrophobia

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Disease Topics Related To Claustrophobia

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Claustrophobia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Claustrophobia

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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 more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be 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 diagnosed 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 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) more »

Claustrophobia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Claustrophobia

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Claustrophobia: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Claustrophobia

Claustrophobia: Broader Related Topics

Claustrophobia Message Boards

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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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