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Panic disorder vs. claustrophobia
January 17, 2011
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Amity11
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My nephew was diagnosed as suffering from panic disorder.  For years, we have thought that he was claustrophobic because he would be anxious in elevators and other crowded places.  But his psychiatrist said that it was panic disorder that he's suffering from.  What's the difference???

January 19, 2011
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Well, both are actually anxiety disorders, which is a blanket term anything that causes you to feel irrational anxiety or fear.  Am not sure what would differentiate one from the other.

January 19, 2011
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With panic disorders, you don't really know what the cause is. Unlike a phobia, you know what triggers it. Panic disorders come suddenly and can last from as short as ten minutes to several hours.

January 19, 2011
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I also think that the way the sufferer thinks is a good indicator of whether it's a panic disorder or a phobia. Panic disorder patients often think that something is physically wrong with them, that is why they worry about future attacks and how to prevent them. Those who have phobia know that there is nothing wrong with them physically.

January 20, 2011
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This case illustrates why it is important to see your doctor/psychologist. A wrong diagnosis can bring a lot of harm to the patient.

January 22, 2011
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A great book to read (which differentiates between Panic Disorder and Phobias, including Claustrophobia) is THE ANXIETY & PHOBIA WORKBOOK by Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D.

-  Ma Strong

December 5, 2013
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His problem is mainly due to blood pressure. It's not a depression, his heart is weak. Make him eat something pomegranates and check whether it helps reduce the depression.

June 2, 2020
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