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Anyone who felt irritable after a prolonged time when they weren't able to leave the house knows the frustrations of so-called cabin fever. Everyone wants to talk to friends and family in person, and when they are stuck at home — for any number of reasons — they can become frustrated and disappointed. Luckily, help is available for people dealing with cabin fever.

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1. Cabin Fever: Not a Medical Diagnosis

Cabin fever isn't an official diagnosis given by a doctor, but the effects of cabin fever are real. Some of the most common symptoms include depression, anxiety, restlessness, and loneliness. Because of the stress of depression and anxiety, cabin fever can affect the immune system and make people more likely to get sick, too.

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