Claustrophobia is a situational phobia triggered by an irrational and intense fear of tight or crowded spaces. It can be triggered by things like being locked in a windowless room, being stuck in a crowded elevator, or driving on a congested highway.
Claustrophobia is one of the most common phobias. If someone experience claustrophobia, they feel panic attack, although claustrophobia isn’t a panic disorder. For some people, claustrophobia may disappear on its own. Others may need therapy to manage and cope with their symptoms.
Symptoms of claustrophobia appear following a trigger for the phobia, such as being in a closed room or a crowded space.
Symptoms of claustrophobia can include:
These symptoms can be mild or severe. They also xperience:
Many situations can trigger claustrophobia. Triggers may include:
Other places that can trigger claustrophobia include:
Claustrophobia could be related to dysfunction of the amygdala, which is the part of the brain that controls how we process fear. The phobia can also be caused by a traumatic event, such as:
ACONITE : Useful for acute panic attacks in claustrophobic people. There is a fear of small places, crowded rooms and narrow streets.Useful when person gets anxious, restless with marked palpitations, and fears collapse.
ARSENIC ALBUM : Useful for claustrophobia with fears, anxiety, and restlessness.
PULSATILLA : Useful for claustrophobia where the person has a fear of closed rooms and feels suffocated. It helps to open a window in the room.
LACHESIS : Useful for claustrophoba patient who cannot bear tight clothing, collars or bands around the neck for fear of suffocation.
ARGENTUM NITRICUM : Useful for claustrophobia with anxiety triggered by thinking about the closed, narrow rooms or places in which they are yet to go.e.t.c