Thinking Of An MRI Leads To An Intense Anxiety And Panic?

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Psychotherapy in Berlin - Specialization: Fears and Anxiety Disorders

Help for claustrophobia and anxiety during MRI


The prospect of undergoing an MRI can provoke a great deal of anxiety. For many people, closed spaces can evoke anxiety or panic attack. Claustrophobia, or fear of tightly enclosed spaces, is a very real thing. Discover how Hypnobalancing™ can help you.






Fear of MRI


Have you been referred for an MRI scan (magnetic resonance imaging) by your medical doctor? An MRI scan is a painless technique that allows medical doctors to look at the soft tissues of the body. Many patients experience some level of distress during an MRI examination.

In a traditional bore, the opening is just slightly larger than the patient, which can tend to create a very restrictive and uncomfortable environment. Is even the thought of lying in a narrow, restricted scanning tunnel in a traditional MRI system causing you to feel intense anxiety and panic? Maybe you suffer from claustrophobia, the intense fear of confined spaces.

If you already know that you feel uneasy in narrow spaces, and you feel like this might prevent you from completing an MRI procedure, you should contact your physician to discuss it with them.






Classified as an anxiety disorder, claustrophobia is more common than many people might think. If you suffer from claustrophobia, the prospect of needing an MRI can induce a great deal of stress. For many people, closed spaces can evoke anxiety or panic attacks, which can manifest in breathing difficulties, overheating, profuse sweating, nausea, heart palpitations, and other highly uncomfortable symptoms.

In this case, hypnotherapy in combination with self-help tools can help you.

Be sure to read the following notice


Before contacting me, please read the detailed information on fees, booking, contraindications of hypnotherapy, and the answers to other common questions (FAQ). I would be happy to discuss your specific needs with you in a free preliminary telephone consultation.

These pages are intended to provide information to those interested in psychotherapy with hypnotherapy. They are neither intended to replace psychotherapy nor a personal consultation, examination, or diagnosis by a licensed physician. I am not a medical doctor. I am specialized to help people with fears and anxiety disorders. The profession of a hypnotherapist (official permission to practice psychotherapy according to the HPG) is fundamentally different from the practice of a medical doctor. Medical diagnoses are not made, nor are promises of healing made or medications prescribed. A medical or psychiatric intervention, if necessary, is not to be replaced by hypnotherapeutic treatment under any circumstances.

If you have questions about psychotherapy with hypnosis, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to inform you.

Published: March 12, 2007
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: August 15, 2023
Translation: August 22, 2019
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AN: #34300

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