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Can Claustrophobia Be Turned Off
CBT: It can be treated, but not likely turned off. Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Being enclosed: Claustraphobia is a fear of being enclosed usually is small places. Classical conditioning theory helps explain. It is likely you had a prior experience of being enclosed in a small place such as a closet, elevator, etc. That elicited an intense fear response. As such, this fear response reoccurs whenever you feel trapped or in any enclosed space. Claustraphobia is usually easily treated. ...Read more
Claustrophobia: Exact cause is unknown but theories are; 1. Classical conditioning from earlier traumatic experiences. 2. Amygdala (structure in brain for fight-flight response) is malfunctioning. 3. Genetic predisposition. ...Read more
Yes: See a cognitive behavioral therapist. They will help you by teaching you how to manage the physical feelings you get in enclosed spaces and teach you how to think in a more accurate, realistic, and helpful way about being in tight spaces. They will also teach you how to use these skills at different phases like just thinking about an enclosed space all the way to being in one. ...Read more
Claustrophobia: May be inherited (uncommon), be due to an abnormality of / or small amygdala, or be a result of classical conditioning (bad experience). Fear of enclosed spaces or the sensation of being unable to breath may constitute two overlapping clinical types. Fight or fight responses initiated by the amygdala constitutes a current active area of clinical research. Good question! ...Read more
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Claustrophobia: According to studies around 6% of the world experience claustrophobia - that is a lot of people! Generally, if untreated the condition does not improve. I suggest you locate a mental health professional who has experience with this disorder. If you live near a large university or teaching hospital they may have anxiety clinics. Systematic Desensitization is the technique that seems to work well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need evaluation: Claustrophobia may come along with other problems such as panic or generalized anxiety disorder and others. You really need an individual evaluation of your problem so that you get the best treatment. Sometimes it may not be a medication at all. There are effective psychotherapies for isolated phobias, and for more entrenched, complicated ones also. ...Read more
Go into a tiny space: If you feel very, very uncomfortable and can barely stand to stay more than a very short time. If you feel intensely miserable, even physically - then you've got it! Some discover it in panic having an mri. It's not uncommon, it can vary in severity and it's not hard to avoid frequent exposure - so some never deal with it. If it's a problem for you, seek cbt therapy. It works! ...Read more
Fear of closed space: Overwhelmig fear of being in an enclosed area or situation where one feels unable to escape. ...Read more
Theapy & EFT: Living in a studio with a roommate would not be the living arrangement of choice for a claustrophobic; however, finding urself in such a predicament may be what will get u to finally get help. Psychotherapy is very promising, so is eft. Check them out... Resolving ur claustrophobia will likely free u in unexpected ways! Be ready for a whole new way of experiencing ur aliveness! Fear-free! ...Read more
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