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Acrophobia - Wikipedia
Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear or phobia of heights, especially when one is not particularly high up. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort, that share both similar causes and options for treatment.

What is acrophobia and what causes fear of heights ...
The Oxford English Dictionary defines acrophobia as an extreme or irrational fear of heights. Dating back to the late 19 th century, doctors merged the Greek for summit and phobia to create the term.

Fear of Heights - Learn how to get over Acrophobia
When psychologists speak of fear of heights or acrophobia, however, they are referring more specifically to an irrational fear of high places — that is, a fear that is not necessarily motivated by anything reasonable; the fear, essentially, is just there because it is. Acrophobics are often so afraid of vertical heights that they refuse to do many of the things that normal people take for ...

Fear of Heights Phobia – Acrophobia
Whether you are an individual suffering from the fear of heights, or knows someone who does, this brief guide is written for you. Here we shall study the causes, symptoms and treatment options for the fear of heights, which is also known as acrophobia.

Acrophobia: Fear of Height - Causes, Symptoms and ...
Acrophobia is a word derived from Greek word “acron” which means height. Any person who has persistent and intense fear and nervousness with heights may have acrophobia.

Acrophobia - heights fear, heights phobia, fear of heights ...
I have listed some general information on phobias below and on the Information tab is some helpful information regarding Acrophobia. What are Phobias A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities, or persons.

Acrophobia : heights :: a. hydrophobia : water b ...
The correct answer is (A) hydrophobia : water Acrophobia is the fear of heights and hydrophobia is the fear of water.

Acrophobia (ride) - Wikipedia
Acrophobia is the name for a free-fall tower ride located at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell. The attraction was designed by Intamin of Switzerland , and is marketed by Intamin's Liechtenstein -based subsidiary Ride Trade.

xenophobia : foreigners :: A. hydrophobia : sharks B ...
C. acrophobia : heights Acrophobia is the fear of heights, so there is a definite comparison here with the original. This is most likely correct, but let us examine the last answer anyway.

What Really Scares People: Top 10 Phobias - Live Science
Fear of heights is one of the most common phobias (followed by public speaking) with an estimated 3 percent to 5 percent of the population suffering so-called acrophobia.

 

 

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