Claustrophobia is a situational phobia that is triggered from intense fear of being in enclosed or a crowded space. In a person claustrophobia gets triggered when the individual is locked in a room without windows, by being stuck in a crowded elevator or driving on a congested highway. People with such a condition find it difficult to breathe in closed theatres, lifts and auditoriums.
A person with claustrophobia feels that they might suffer panic attacks, they fear that they won't be able to escape the situation. Like other phobias, claustrophobia can sometimes develop due to traumatic incidents during childhood. Once a person has experienced any anxiety attack, they become more and more afraid to experience another. They try to avoid places or situations that trigger the feeling of attack.
Symptoms are, excessive sweating, shortness of breath, irritation, rapid heart rate, feeling faint and light headedness.