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The Acrophobia-Fear Of Heights page covers the causes, signs, symptoms and treatment, along with self help steps you can take to fight this disease.

Acrophobia-Fear Of Heights

Acrophobia Signs And Symptoms: 

Acrophobia, as with all specific phobias, is an extreme irrational fear.  In this case, it's a fear of heights.  If being on high places makes you uncomfortable, it may just be a rational fear, or caution.  If you refuse to go on any high places or, when finding yourself on a high place, begin panicking and clutching onto things that seem's likely a phobia.

Fear Of Heights Causes:

The popular belief is that this phobia comes from the normal fear of injury or death due to a fall.  Unfortunately, when this fear gets so extreme as to be a phobia, the panic that can result could cause the very thing feared.

Acrophobia Treatment:

Acrophobia can be treated medically with a variety of drugs.  Others have tried hypnotherapy.  Of you suffer severe acrophobia and have been unable to make progress at home, it is advisable to seek a doctor's help.  Please see to it that the doctor combines the medicine with a therapy designed to free you of this phobia and the medicine eventually.

Fear Of Heights Self Help:

As with all phobias, our brains "overreact" to a fear-generating this case, heights.  Often, by facing these fears a little at a time, we can retrain our brains to react normally.  This can be done with acrophobia by gradually working our way up a ladder, up exterior flights of stairs, using see-through elevators, gondolas, ski lifts, para-sailing, ballooning, airplanes.  You start with a small, comfortable height and work your way up, slowly.  I still have to remind myself I'm not in danger every time I speak publicly.  If you do it gradually and repeatedly, you should be able to overcome this phobia.

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