How should I manage my claustrophobia?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
The two ways to best manage claustrophobia are appropriate use of anxiety medications and cognitive behavioral therapy. I like to call the latter "talk therapy with a homework plan." (You can do it one-on-one or in a group.) This form of therapy helps you learn how to reduce your fear by changing thinking patterns and helps you handle anxiety-provoking situations by encouraging you to adopt new ways of reacting to them.

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