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What is Clithrophobia?
Clithrophobia or Cleithrophobia- Fear of being enclosed.
Symptoms of Clithrophobia
People with Clithrophobia commonly experience similar physical symptoms to other phobia victims, the feared outcomes or cognitive factors connected with these have a somewhat different emphasis. Suffocating, losing consciousness, exhausting the air supply and panic are all ahead of losing physical and mental control in a list of claustrophobic fears, whereas, in agoraphobia the latter is much more significant.
Similarly, and again in contrast with some other phobias, it is unusual for Clithrophobics to misinterpret symptoms of chest pain or tightness, choking and breathlessness as signs of a heart attack. Almost invariably, these symptoms are believed to be connected with the threat of impending suffocation.
Treatment of Clithrophobia
Patients whose pre-treatment beliefs in suffocation, entrapment and panic are high usually find that these are positively modified as a result of therapy. This is accompanied by a parallel decline in fear and in some people, negative beliefs are banished altogether and their Clithrophobia is, in effect, cured. About eighty per cent of those who undergo therapy are greatly helped and find that claustrophobia no longer significantly impairs normal life.