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Doctor insights on: Tests For Claustrophobia

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Claustrophobia (Definition)

Overwhelmig fear of being in an enclosed area or situation where one ...Read more


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Could one recover from claustrophobia if you stay stuck in a small place long enough?

Could one recover from claustrophobia if you stay stuck in a small place long enough?

If you could : Stay calm in a small space, yes. If your anxiety kicks in, no. You can overcome the phobia with progressive desensitization. Contact a psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy. They can help you. ...Read more

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What's the best medicine for treating claustrophobia?

What's the best medicine for treating claustrophobia?

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

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Can you tell me how to know if I have claustrophobia?

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

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What to do if i cannot tell if I have claustrophobia or not.?

Talk to a : Mental health professional about your symptoms. They will help you figure out what you are suffering from. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure my claustrophobia?

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

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What is the definition or description of: claustrophobia?

Fear of closed space: Overwhelmig fear of being in an enclosed area or situation where one feels unable to escape. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways to deal with claustrophobia?

Could you tell me ways to deal with claustrophobia?

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 more

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Can you tell me about suffering from claustrophobia?

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 more

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How does claustrophobia first develop?

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