claustrophobia


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claustrophobia

an abnormal fear of being closed in or of being in a confined space

claustrophobia

[‚klȯs·trə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of confined spaces.
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"I know what a claustrophobia panic attack is like, because I have suffered such attacks in the past.
Exposure therapy is widely used and can be quite effective for some people with claustrophobia. During exposure therapy, an individual is gradually exposed to the subject of his or her fear while a therapist provides helpful guidance in managing anxious feelings.
Numerous research experiments have demonstrated that VR is an effective tool for treating several phobias, such as acrophobia [23], arachnophobia [24], aviophobia, claustrophobia, and agoraphobia.
He shrank into a corner, doing breathing exercises to try to keep his claustrophobia at bay.
"Our new MRI scanner, with its much larger area, will reduce feelings of anxiety and claustrophobia and patients using our new CT scanners will also receive a much lower dose of radiation thanks to the new technology we've invested in."
The claustrophobia has always been there, so in that sense it's made a significant impact but, by and large, I don't let it impact on my life most of the time.
Bosses have put special measures into place to ensure that Niall is able to keep his claustrophobia under control, which has got worse during his time in One Direction.
It was Val Kilmer's (outfit from 1995's Batman Forever) so it didn't fit very well and the claustrophobia was just unbelievable," the Daily Express quoted him as telling Parade.
According to Wishcamper, "The tension, the claustrophobia, comes from the actors on stage." In the style of pre-Tippi Hedren Hitchcock, the thrills in this play rely primarily on a suspension of disbelief.
Fight Club and The Social Network director David Fincher's film is a triumph of style over content, full of tension and claustrophobia. It's brilliantly put together with an uneasy atmosphere, and was given a strong reception from the critics.
Calmspace is being promoted particularly for those who suffer from claustrophobia, but we could see it being applied for any number of anxiety-heightening occasions: when the airplane you're riding in starts shuddering from turbulence; while driving between two 18-wheelers in your compact car; or minutes before taking the stage to speak before a roomful of VIPs.
"He couldn't understand what the bank manager was saying because of the terms she was using , became more and more frustrated and felt he had to get out for some air because of his claustrophobia."