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acrophobia

 [ak″ro-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of heights.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ac·ro·pho·bi·a

(ak-rō-fō'bē-ă), Do not confuse this word with acarophobia.
Morbid fear of heights.
[acro- + G. phobos, fear]
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acrophobia

(ăk′rə-fō′bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear of high places.

ac′ro·phobe′ n.
ac′ro·pho′bic (-fō′bĭk) adj. & n.
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acrophobia

Morbid fear of heights.
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acrophobia

Psychology An abnormal or morbid fear of heights. See Phobia.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ac·ro·pho·bi·a

(ak'rŏ-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of heights.
[acro- + G. phobos, fear]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about acrophobia

Q. i suffer from fear of heights ... is there any sociological way to treat it and make it less effective?

A. Fear of heights is a very common specific phobia, in psychiatric terms. Nowadays the best way of therapy is called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),in which a person learns how to deal with the phobia through cognitive thinking in steps. It is a very recommended method in psychology/ psychiatry these days.

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