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1.
An anxiety disorder characterized by an irrational
fear of Santa Claus. The signs of clausophobia usually develop early in life during childhood. Signs of clausophobia include: automatically and compulsively looking for exits when sighting a fat bearded man in a red suit or feeling fearful on hearing Ho-ho-ho.

The most common type of treatment for clausophobia involves mental health counseling targeted to overcoming the fear and managing triggering situations.

Different types of strategies include:

* Relaxation and visualization techniques designed to calm the fear when in a clausophobic environment
* Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), an approach that involves learning to control the thoughts that occur when confronted with the fear-inducing situation in such a way as to change the reaction
* Relocating to Tehran
At the sight of Mr Ferguson, the PE teacher, dressed in a red velvet suit with a pillow stuffed in the top of his trousers, the little girls were struck by clausophobia and backed away in abject terror.
by Ria Bacon December 16, 2005

Words related to clausophobia

christmas fear ho phobia santa