What Is Claustrophobia? How To Deal With It?
Psychiatry

What Is Claustrophobia? How To Deal With It?

    What Is Claustrophobia? How To Deal With It?

    Claustrophobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by feelings of panic or terror when confined in small spaces. Find out what causes it and how to deal with it!

    Claustrophobia is a fear of being trapped in enclosed places. It can cause people to feel anxious, nervous, or even panicked. People with claustrophobia often avoid situations that might trigger this feeling.

     

    What Causes Claustrophobia?

    Claustrophobia has been linked to several different psychological disorders, such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These disorders share some common symptoms, including excessive thoughts and behaviors related to fears.

     

    Symptoms Of Claustrophobia

    People who suffer from claustrophobia often feel trapped and unable to escape. They may also feel anxious and nervous when they are in enclosed places, such as elevators, airplanes, or even cars. Claustrophobic people may avoid these situations because they fear being trapped inside them.

     

    Treatment For Claustrophobia

    If you think you might have claustrophobia, talk to your doctor right away. He or she will help you determine whether you need treatment. You may be able to treat yourself at home using relaxation techniques. These methods include deep breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, and progressive muscle relaxation.

    The content of the page is for informational purposes only, please consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

    CahitPEKYARDIMCI
    Psychiatry

    Specialist M.D.

    Cahit PEKYARDIMCI

    Koru Ankara Hospital