Claustrophobia is a common complaint, and a detailed history and examination with an emphasis on the presence or absence of anxiety when faced with the problem in everyday life should be sought. Inquiry regarding behavior at home, such as leaving doors and windows open, avoidance of elevators and underground trains, and a history of the original precipitant for such behavior, should be noted.

Often, reassurance is enough, and it is rarely necessary to give any medication. The custody staff should be advised if genuine claustrophobia is suspected as this may affect the detainee's fitness to be interviewed.

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