Monday, January 2, 2012

Aeroacrophobia: The Fear of Open High Places

Aeroacrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of open high places.  Some who suffer from this phobia feel like they will fall into the open space even if it means falling up.  They also may fear looking down out of window.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Aeroacrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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