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Claustrophobia was the fear of being in enclosed spaces. It was a psychiatric condition known to affect several different species, including Humans and Cardassians.

Hoshi Sato noted that a few days confined in the catwalk with the rest of the crew of Enterprise "should cure anyone of claustrophobia". (ENT: "The Catwalk")

Elim Garak was shown to have claustrophobia when he was working in the narrow crawlspace on Dominion Internment Camp 371. In 2375, the condition returned with a vengeance when Garak suffered several claustrophobic attacks due to his underlying guilt in betraying his people by helping Starfleet defeat the Dominion, which required the assistance of station counselor, Ezri Dax, to bring the condition under control. He also considered the quarters aboard the Defiant to be "rather claustrophobic".( DS9: "Second Skin", "By Inferno's Light", "Afterimage")

Tom Paris expressed feelings of claustrophobia when the USS Voyager crew was forced to occupy stasis chambers that shielded them from the effects of the mutara class nebula. (VOY: "One")

Starfleet Academy Cadets, as well as any occupant of a class 2 shuttlecraft were known to experience "a case of class-2 claustrophobia". At the Academy, half a dozen cadets were often "shoehorned" in a class-2 shuttlecraft for weeks at a time, creating extreme cases of claustrophobia among its occupants. (VOY: "Drone")

Marla Gilmore, a crew member aboard the USS Equinox, developed claustrophobia after repeated attacks from nucleogenic lifeforms in the 2370s, which were most often fatal if their target was trapped in a confined space. (VOY: "Equinox")

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