heights, fear of

heights, fear of

Psychology Altophobia. See Phobia.
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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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Camp on the edge of a cliffHanging 50ft above the sea with only a camp bed separating you from the waves crashing below is probably the most extreme night's sleep you'll ever have - if you can conquer your fear of heights, fear of falling, fear of climbing, fear of abseiling, and fear of needing to go to the loo in the middle of the night.
Hanging 50ft above the sea with only a camp bed separating you from the waves crashing below, this is probably the most extreme night's sleep you'll ever have - if you can conquer your fear of heights, fear of falling, fear of climbing, fear of abseiling, and fear of needing to go to the loo in the middle of the night.