Claustrophobia

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Claustrophobia Definition

Definition

Claustrophobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by irrational fear of enclosed or small spaces. People with claustrophobia often describe it as feeling trapped without an exit or way out. Claustrophobia involves emotional and physical reactions to triggering situations. Though the fear of claustrophobia may be intense, with treatment it can be very well managed or overcome. Contact your doctor if you think you may have claustrophobia.

Common Physical Reaction to Triggering Situations

Physical reaction anxiety
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