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Why do I feel angsty and cabin fever-y if I’m inside for more than a few hours? - BBC Science Focus Magazine

Feeling stuck indoors

Feeling stuck indoors

Cabin fever can be described as a feeling of restlessness and irritability when we are stuck indoors.

Confinement can frustrate what psychologists consider to be our three basic psychological needs:

  • Autonomy (choosing what we do)
  • Competence (feeling like we're achieving our aims
  • Relatedness (feeling connected to others)

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