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Elevatophobia is the fear of elevators. The most common trigger of phobia is getting stuck in an elevator for a long time due to a power outage. Hearing about people getting stuck in an elevator through the media is another trigger for the phobia. People suffering claustrophobia or agoraphobia can lead to elevatophobia. Sufferers would avoid using elevators at all times, even sufferers had to use flights of stairs in a skyscraper.
The phobia can be treated with the help of professional assistance, like psychotherapy, including learning about elevator safety and unlikelihood of getting stuck.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Escalaphobia – fear of escalators