Can you tell me of any way to overcome claustrophobia for fmri / MRI brain scan?

A clinical psycholo- -gist can help w/a treatment called systematic desensitization or self hypnosis training. If time and circumstances do not allow, practice visualizing the process, backing off and relaxing, then doing it again. Belly breathing is effective, not just chest breathing but don't hyperventilate. Like many things, it easier than you think. Peace and good health.

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