As a type of anxiety disorder, claustrophobia is characterized by severe fear about being in confined spaces or not being able to escape a location. Despite the irrationality of the fear, when someone has untreated claustrophobia they can’t control the anxiety. Treatments and coping mechanisms can help when someone has claustrophobia.
Learn more about this disorder, which can cause panic attacks due to the fear of confined spaces. Find answers with the following claustrophobia FAQs.