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Is there such a thing as the OPPOSITE of Clustrophobia?


Surely there should be a mention under flooding about how the body (human body) is only capable of producing a certain amount of adrenaline, and how eventually the claustrophobic person(claustrophobe?) will not bbe fearful an longer? LiAm McShAnE 19:32, 16 March 2007 (UTC)




what age group does claustrophobia target? What is the cause of claustrophobia?



Is there such a thing as a "closet claustrophobic"? klenk 16:06, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

Do you mean someone who is only afraid of being in closets? Or someone who is claustrophobic but won't tell anyone because they're "in the closet" about it? Or is this a joke?  :) SAH 7Oct2005

My parents just found out I was Claustrophobic, I am 24 years old. Just never thought to tell them. I have lived in the country for many years so it was never an issue till we went to NYC. So I guess there is a such thing as a closet Claustrophobic. Unknown 19 Oct 2005

Any advice on a good place to learn more about Claustrophobia?


The statement about claustrophobia being the opposite of agoraphobia is incorrect; agoraphobia is not, as it is commonly believed, a fear of open spaces.


The statement about agoraphobia needs to agree with the agoraphobia page.

I only get that feeling of being closed in when someone of authority is around me.


List of fictional characters with Claustrophobia:

  • Storm from X-men series.

The statement about claustrophobia being the opposite of agoraphobia is incorrect; agoraphobia is not, as it is commonly believed, a fear of open spaces.[edit]

Actually it can be. It even says in my dictionary. And in a book I read. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.167.223.170 (talk) 21:26, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

--The etymology given for claustrophobia is incorrect. I don't see how the term could have come from 'claudo,' the verb for locking or closing; likewise it is unlikely to have come from the past participle of said verb, 'locked' or 'closed'. Rather, "claustro-" seems to be from claustra, which is Latin for door bolt or lock. By synecdoche the term certainly has the general sense of "fear of closed spaces," no argument, but the info. on 'claustro' given isn't technically correct —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.99.62.22 (talk) 20:17, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

The wikipedia article for Agorophobia describes it as a fear of open spaces, yet claustrophobia in this article is said to be an incorrect term for agorophobia. Could this be any more incorrect? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.169.41.120 (talk) 02:42, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Why doesn't this page have any pictures?[edit]

?209.78.2.70 (talk)

Take a picture of claustrophobia and they'll be happy to add it. :) Also, if you're a claustrophobe don't read The Enigma of Amigara Fault. 72.193.0.212 (talk) 17:51, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

How can there be a picture of claustrophobia? Isn't it just fear of being in closed spaces? You can't really take a picture it, since it's just a lot of anxiety. However, prove me wrong, because I would be very interested in finding a picture like that. Rob657 (talk) 20:26, 1 March 2009 (UTC)Rob657

How about one of the public domain images of Auschwitz's kilns with the subtitle "Claustrophobia is the irrational fear of being stuck in closed spaces such as the one imaged" 174.0.171.197 (talk) 08:38, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

No. There are more appropriate images out there that would be far less disrespectful like closets, caves, and elevators. --132 15:02, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Not appropriate Style[edit]

The article feels like it was copied from a website, especially the "Diagnosis" section. It looks wholly different from most such Wiki articles (Im really bad at choosing the words to describe things, just a heads up.) Including an out of place external link and repeated use of the "proved very effective" in reference to studies linked. Id rewrite it but I am very bad at thinking up the words I use. 74.128.56.194 (talk) 11:44, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

no christmas?[edit]

i think claustrophobia means being afraid of Santa Claus therefore... NO CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!! USERPAGE Firefox sad plugin.png TALKPAGE 23:22, 14 October 2011 (UTC)