According to the Mind-Body Health Site presented by Pegasus NLP, a phobia is classified as an irrational fear of something. Meaning there is no logical explanation as to why a person fears this. A phobia is not a mental disorder, nor is it an illness. It is simply a severe feeling of being afraid. There are five types of phobias including: A simple phobia, social phobias, panic phobias, and agoraphobias. Simple phobias are small fears that include heights, ladders, dogs etc. Complex phobias include being afraid of airplanes, car crashes, and train wrecks. Panic phobias consist of having a severe panic attack when you are unaware of what is taking place. Agoraphobia is the fear of open spaces. With this information in mind, you can categorize certain phobias. Specifically claustrophobia. This severe case of phobia would be classified under the complex phobia category. According to the Phobia Fear Release article, people tend to use the phrase “I’m claustrophobic”. This is the least bit correct. People tend to think that you’re claustrophobic when you don’t like being in small spaces. However claustrophobia is the fear of enclosed spaces. It has nothing to do with the enjoyment of the space. People who suffer from claustrophobia may experience symptoms in crawl spaces, small rooms, and crowds. Although claustrophobia is not an illness, it has similar medical procedures. Throughout this detailed information in regards to claustrophobia, the prime definitions of claustrophobia will be covered, the symptoms, as well as the treatments.
Claustrophobia is usually described as the fear of enclosed spaces or places. To assure a better in depth understand it can be classified as a fear of not having an easy escape route. There is an intense fear of being trapped that is taking place. Someone is who dealing with claustrophobia has a feeling of great anxiety and difficulty breathing. As shown above claustrophobia is not a disease or illness, it is a learned response. So it...
The Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments of a Popular Phobia
Phobias have been a common part of the world since the beginning of time. As most people know, a phobia is “a special form of fear which… cannot be explained or reasoned away [and] is beyond voluntary control” (Marks 3). There are hundreds upon thousands of phobias in the world. However, one of the most common phobias is called claustrophobia. As most know and Ronald Doctor explains, “Claustrophobia is the fear of closed places, such as closets, subways, tunnels, telephone booths, elevators, small rooms, crowds, or other enclosed or confined spaces” (104). Claustrophobia has known symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Claustrophobia has known symptoms. Psychologists have found some common and some specific symptoms that go along with claustrophobia and its victims:
If a person suffering from claustrophobia suddenly finds themselves in an enclosed space, they may have an anxiety attack. Symptoms can include: Sweating, accelerated heart rate, hyperventilation… shaking, light-headedness, nausea, fainting, [and] fear of actual harm or illness (Better Health).
The common symptoms of claustrophobia are the same symptoms that one would get in the event of an anxiety attack. Nevertheless, there are also specific symptoms that go along with stronger...
Claustrophobia means ‘fear of suffocation or restriction’. It is typically classified as an anxiety disorder (mind well, it’s not a disease) and often results in panic attack (fast heartbeats n breathing, frightened, going crazy n many more are its symptoms—refer Wikipedia for more). Claustrophobia is designated as a situational phobia, because it is triggered by a certain situation.
People suffering from this are called Claustrophobics!
Fear of restriction:- Feeling (rather fear) of being confined to a single place- as in small rooms, locked rooms, cars, tunnels, cellars, elevators, subway trains, crowded places, caves, etc. They feel they might get stuck into it n wont be able to come out. Additionally, the fear of restriction can cause some claustrophobics to fear trivial matters such as sitting in a barber’s chair or waiting in line at a grocery store simply out of a fear of confinement to a single space.
Fear of suffocation:- Feeling they get when they r confined (real or imaginary). Even without going to anyplace like that, just the thought of it can also create panic n result in suffocation. They believe they will die with the lack of air!
The major difference between the two is, in d former they believe they would never be able to move out of place and hence start making...
Does Claustrophobia cause people to deviate from confined areas? The independent variable is claustrophobia, and the dependent variable is the confined areas. Our hypothesis to this question is yes claustrophobia can be cured and reduced by cognitive behavioral therapy. The issue of claustrophobia is very important due to its impact on an individuals everyday life, since it affects a number of individuals throughout the world. A phobia is an anxiety disorder that is shown by an irrational fear of confined spaces. This phobia can cause a person to stay away form confined spaces such as a crowded store, sporting and social events, as well as elevators that could bring on this irrational fear. In society this can cause a person not to take part in certain events. This phobia can also lead to the interference with riding on public transportation such as a plane, train, bus or subway. In this our findings will be evident by the research provided. Each of these specific statements below, will help draw a conclusion about claustrophobia: 1) Fear of Restriction and Suffocation 2) The Reduction of Claustrophobia(Part 1) 3) The Reduction of Claustrophobia (Part 2) 4) Virtual Reality Treatment of ClaustrophobiaClaustrophobia 2 Fear of Restriction and...
December 1st, 2012
Mrs. U'Lawnda Lewis
ClaustrophobiaClaustrophobia is a fear or panic of being in a small space which involves emotional and physical reactions to triggering situations. This phobia could have developed in an individual either as a child being trapped in a small space playing a childhood game, or even as a young adult whom got stuck in an elevator. When these particular events happen, he or she accidently trap them self into a small confined room, this event can trigger a panic attack that programs the brain to feeling anxious.
Claustrophobia is a fairly mysterious disorder. It does not appear in the annals of medicine until the 1870s. A French physician working in Paris wrote of two people who reported feeling anxious when they were inside their apartments with the doors closed. These cases emerged when Paris was rapidly urbanizing more people were crowding into the city, and life was getting cramped. Shortly after these cases were written down, a similar case developed in a man who lived in New York just as that city was becoming more urbanized. Some theorists postulate that claustrophobia resulted from the rise of the modern city (Marsh, 2002).
Symptoms of claustrophobia are sweating, fast rapid heartbeat, nausea, fainting...
...Claustrophobia Hundreds of people go through anxiety attacks, deal with phobias, and some, a fear of enclosed spaces. Imagine dealing with one of these every single day. People do, and don't even realize that it's not just them; it is an actual problem that they can learn to cope with.
Claustrophobia is "morbid"� fear of enclosed spaces. A more accurate description might be a fear of not having an easy escape route. There still is not one actual cure for this phobia, but there are many treatments that may help you overcome your fear or improve it significantly. Any person who experiences this phobia feels a need to be able to get out or get home quickly. It is a predominating feature too. It also should be known that claustrophobia is not an illness. It is not something that you can get from being sick or any bacteria, but an idea in your head and anxiety begins to build. Some examples of a person who experiencesclaustrophobia would be if you were in a small, confined area like a windowless elevator, a very enclosed room, or a crowded area. Such situations may cause anxiety or even panic in some individuals. When people are in these predicaments, their symptoms are very real, and if untreated or not helped, uncontrollable. Anxiety is a natural response to stress. In some cases, phobias like claustrophobia can become out...
...I myself have been living the last 9 years with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder as well as anxiety induced panic attacks. There are serious and the are the most common mis-diagnosed psychological medical concerns of today's world. Physicians like to classify these medical conditions as a medical illness or a medical disorder, how ever those words to the patient are hurt full and tend to do more harm then good to the individual. I will focus on PTSD and how a person is diagnosed with it as well as the importance of how serious this is to be aware of living with this psychological diagnosis.
PTSD also known as (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a condition that developed after some one has encountered a traumatic event such as sexual abuse or assault, serious injury, or the threat and dangers of a violent situation. PTSD is a suppressor on the body causing some individuals to have flash backs, night mares and in extreme harm to some one. PTSD can cause some significant areas of impairment with problems that result in a person not being able to function. Not many of us realize that most of our current active military and veterans have come home from something traumatic and have been diagnosed with PTSD. With this being said studies have shown that those prepared for the potential of a traumaticexperience are more prepared to deal with the...
...Moreover, environment also contributes to the raise of this fear. It is best to start from the least scope, house. In this case, family plays a big role, especially parents. Parents sometimes overprotect their kids and hold the mindset that what parents do is always true. If such circumstances hold for a long time, the kids might have a tendency to detain whatever comes into their mind. In other words, the kids might have such a fright to express their creativity because the parents seem to have more power to control them. Being protective to kids is not a flaw. However, there is a limitation of being protective. Kids somehow need to develop themselves not by always being under parents’ protection. Parents also best to consider of accepting critics. In this case, parents thought can be influenced by the cultural bias. It is plausible that parents sometimes deny the fact that they are not always true or the kids may have better opinion. However, those close-minded parents also bequest the mindset to the kids that they do not have rights to speak up. This condition may be reflected by these kids to the larger scope of environment.Yet, besides the external causes, glossophobia may also be the result of internal causes. These internal causes basically emphasize on how they see themselves as a subject to themselves. Unfortunately, most of the glossophobics tend to underestimate themselves. This reason creates a high failure expectation. In other words, they always...
...In life, many things are taken for granted on a customary basis. For example, we wake up in the morning and routinely expect to see and hear from certain people. Most people live daily life with the unsighted notion that every important individual in their lives at the moment, will exist there tomorrow. However, in actuality, such is not the case. I too fell victim to the routine familiarity of expectation, until the day reality taught me otherwise.
Growing up, I always found sanctuary confiding in my father's youngest brother, Dean; I had a favorite uncle, as we all seem to have at one point in our lives. Since Uncle Dean was the youngest, I looked at him as the coolest out of the myriad of older relatives. He often bought me ice cream sundaes and showered me with aimless jokes and "piggy-back" rides. Most of the time spent visiting my father on weekends, was actually spent wrestling with Uncle Dean or playing video games until the break of daylight. I looked forward weekends, because that meant "Uncle Dean Time". I expected to hang out with my Uncle Dean every Friday and Saturday. In fact, I knew for certain he would be waiting at my father's home with some brand new clothes or any other prize vied for by a 10 year old. Little did I know that over the next coupe of years, I would gain knowledge of one of the most important lessons of life: value those dearest to you, for you never know how long they will be in your company.
When 12 years old came around, nothing...