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214 Possible Causes for Claustrophobia, Syncope

  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    We report a case of a previously healthy man presenting with syncope in whom telemetry revealed sinus arrest.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 25-year-old previously healthy man was hospitalized for syncope. While standing, he suddenly lost consciousness, followed by a generalized tonic clonic seizure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Continuous video-EEG monitoring revealed ictal asystole associated with myoclonic syncope and falls during focal seizures arising from the left temporal lobe.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hyperventilation

    We present the case of a patient who presented with recurrent syncope.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] susceptible patients, even minor stresses can trigger the syndrome, which then tends to manifest with primarily psychiatric complaints (eg, fear of death, impending doom, or claustrophobia[emedicine.com] ; Abstract This review summarizes evidence in humans for an association between hyperventilation (HV)-induced hypocapnia and a reduction in cerebral perfusion leading to syncope[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Panic Attacks

    "Hyperventilation-Induced Syncope: No Need to Panic." Clinical Medicine and Research 1.2 (2003): 137-139. Friedlander, A.H., S.R. Marder, E.C. Sung, and J.S. Child.[medicinenet.com] The fourth and final section offers practical tips and techniques for overcoming 5 common phobias - claustrophobia, social phobia, and the fears of flying, driving, and public[anxietycoach.com] ., palpitations, dyspnea, syncope) Mitral valve prolapse Pulmonary embolus (e.g., dyspnea, hyperpnea, chest pain) Asthma (e.g., dyspnea, wheezing) Hyperthyroidism (e.g., palpitations[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Psychogenic Hyperventilation

    This is where they base the tilt-table test study for vasovagal syncope. They have been successful thus far in inducing some but not all.[zeromd.wordpress.com] […] susceptible patients, even minor stresses can trigger the syndrome, which then tends to manifest with primarily psychiatric complaints (eg, fear of death, impending doom, or claustrophobia[emedicine.medscape.com] Occasional hyperventilation from panic is generally related to a specific fear or phobia, such as a fear of heights, dying, or closed-in spaces (claustrophobia).[medicalmarijuana.com]

  • Anxiety Disorder

    2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Applicable To Dhat syndrome Neurasthenia Occupational neurosis, including writer's cramp Psychasthenia Psychasthenic neurosis Psychogenic syncope[icd10data.com] Excessive fear of certain situations or things, such as heights (acrophobia), crowds (agoraphobia), confinement in close quarters (claustrophobia), or spiders (arachnophobia[health.harvard.edu] Anxiety is the main symptom of several conditions, including: panic disorder phobias , such as agoraphobia or claustrophobia post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) social anxiety[nhs.uk]

  • Phobia

    To report a patient who fell unconscious because of vasovagal syncope evoked by needle phobia when he tried to wear contact lenses.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Among the more common examples are acrophobia, fear of high places; claustrophobia, fear of closed places; nyctophobia, fear of the dark; ochlophobia, fear of crowds; xenophobia[britannica.com] Examples include: claustrophobia (small spaces), acrophobia (heights), and arachnophobia (spiders).[web.archive.org]

  • Stroke

    The largest proportions of chameleons were AMS, syncope, hypertensive emergency, systemic infection, and suspected ACS.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Claustrophobia with related discomfiture was a significant problem in the monoplace vessels used in all trials for both arms.[doi.org] The main reasons for not participating in the Rotterdam Scan Study were old age, too much trouble, not wanting to participate in brain research, and claustrophobia.[dx.doi.org]

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Poorly controlled chronic medical problems can result in head trauma by causing confusion or syncope and can also contribute to ongoing symptoms.[doi.org] […] regarding potential adverse effects of the therapy, including damage to the ears, sinuses and lungs from the effects of pressure, temporary worsening of short‐sightedness, claustrophobia[doi.org] […] is associated with some risk of adverse effects, including damage to the ears, sinuses and lungs from the effects of pressure, temporary worsening of short‐sightedness, claustrophobia[doi.org]

  • Hysterical Neurosis

    ., vaginismus with sexual desire, syncope with arousal, paralysis with anger).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] ) prison neurosis chronophobia occurring in prisoners having trouble adjusting to a long prison sentence, characterized by feelings of restlessness, panic, anxiety, and claustrophobia[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] The childhood animal phobia and fear of the ocean were replaced in the adult neurosis by claustrophobia.[encyclopedia.com]

  • Cerebral Thrombosis

    Adams-Stokes Disease Adams-Stokes disease, also called Stokes-Adams disease, is a condition that leads to fainting ( syncope ) and sometimes convulsions.[heart.org] […] parenchyma Readily available Early detection of ischemic changes Fewer motion artifacts No radiation exposure Can be used in patients with a pacemaker, defibrillator, or claustrophobia[ahajournals.org] […] nephropathy (eg, in patients with diabetes, renal failure) Availability Low resolution for small parenchymal abnormalities Limited use in patients with cardiac pacemaker or claustrophobia[ahajournals.org]

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