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[7 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Altophobia or Acrophobia is known as the fear of heights. This phobia is different from aerophobia which is the fear of flying, and from all other specific phobias since this fear is more generalized. An altophobic person, depending on the severity of the fear, may fear being on a high floor, climbing a ladder, or any activity that involves heights or being at height.
This phobia is often mistaken for vertigo, but this is very different from the latter. If you are suffering from altophobia, then you may never experience any …

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[3 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

The intense, irrational and persistent fear heights or being close to tall buildings is called batophobia and is different from bathophobia which is the fear of depth.
The exact cause of this fear is largely unknown but may be caused by an obsessive behavior causing one to fear heights or being close to high buildings. Some might have gone up a tall building and looked down from above and found themselves suddenly frozen and extremely scared that he or she might fall down and die. Those who fear …

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[16 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Acrophobia is known as the fear of heights. This phobia is different from aerophobia which is the fear of flying, and from all other specific phobias since this fear is more generalized. An acrophobic person, depending on the severity of the fear, may fear being on a high floor, climbing a ladder, or any activity that involves heights or being at height.
This phobia is often mistaken for vertigo, but this is very different from the latter. If you are suffering from Acrophobia, then you may never experience any symptoms of …