Claustrophobia

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What is claustrophobia?

Claustrophobia is the fear of having no escape and being closed in. It is typically classified as an anxiety disorder and often results in panic attack.

Common symptoms reported by people with claustrophobia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for claustrophobia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
claustrophobia (1)

Data from patients with claustrophobia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with claustrophobia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
claustrophobia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with claustrophobia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has claustrophobia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 17 say claustrophobia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 9
30s 18
40s 37
50s 35
60s 27
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 34
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 11
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 18
Female 113

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 26
Not Diagnosed 54

These charts show data from claustrophobia patients who have completed their condition history
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