Please explain: What is cabin fever?

Please explain: What is cabin fever?

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What are the impacts of being stuck in a confined space for weeks on end? Macquarie Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carly Johnco explains. 

Cabin fever, or going stir crazy as it is sometimes called, can occur when people are confined, usually to small areas. Most accounts of people experiencing cabin fever relate to being stuck inside during extreme winter weather. Today’s situation, where health-related circumstances are causing thousands of people to be confined for quarantine reasons, is rare, but has occurred in response to major illness outbreaks before.

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