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An anxiety disorder characterized by fear of enclosed spaces.

Example: Even as a child he seemed claustrophobic, refusing to play hide-and-seek because he was terrified of suffocating in the closet before being found.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Claustrophobia. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/claustrophobia/