claustrophobia - Nina 1 Paola Nina March 9th, 2009...

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Nina 1 Paola Nina March 9 th , 2009 Claustrophobia Claustrophobia is known as the fear of enclosed spaces. Psychiatrists recognize this phenomenon as an anxiety disorder. One specific study has shown that up to five percent of the world’s population suffers from this disorder but only a minimal amount of people actually go through treatment to control their problem. Once this disorder is triggered, it often turns into a panic attack. A claustrophobic person undergoes different if not several symptoms when they encounter small areas, for example fear of suffocating as well as the fear of restriction. Some of these symptoms are expressed in elevators, closets, tunnels, underground subways, and even crowded areas. People that suffer from claustrophobia aren’t necessarily afraid of the place itself, but more of what may happen to them in that place. There are two effective ways on how to detect if a person has claustrophobia. The claustrophobia scale, that consists of 20 questions to rate a person’s anxiety levels. Also another way to diagnose a patient is by a claustrophobia
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2010 for the course ENGL 19596 taught by Professor Paulrowe during the Spring '10 term at HCCS.

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