acrophobia


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acrophobia

abnormal fear or dread of being at a great height

acrophobia

[‚ak·rə′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of great heights.
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The international team of scientists tested the effects of a cortisol pill on 40 people suffering from acrophobia.
By generating factives underneath the unrepentant congregants, Edwards infuses the sense of acrophobia (Steele and Delay 247) inherent in the vestibular imagery of the text, doctrine, and considerations directly into the bodies of his auditors, weighing them down as lead and pulling them into hell (Kimnach, "GI" 7).
Agoraphobia (fear of open spaces), arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and acrophobia (fear of heights) - they're all common enough.
EMMELKAMP, PMG; KRIJN, M; HULSBOSCH, AM; DE VRIES, S; SCHUEMIE, MJ & VAN DER MAST, CAPG 2002: Virtual reality treatment versus exposure in vivo: A comparative evaluation in Acrophobia.
Unless you suffer from acrophobia, you won't have a problem at the elegant Top of the Hark, located on the 19th floor of the Hark Hopkins Hotel (999 California St.
A recently published randomized double-blind study showed that patients with acrophobia who had exposure therapy combined with d-cycloserine had significantly larger reductions in their symptoms than did patients who received placebo (Arch.
Effectiveness of computer-generated graded exposure in the treatment of acrophobia.
Its main instance in Vertigo has just been mentioned with Judy's role as Madeleine, part of Gavin Elster's/Tom Helmore plan to murder his wife and use Scottie and his acrophobia as the alibi.
Maybe you suffered a touch of acrophobia, a fear of heights, once the Dow hit 6,000.
For those who don't fancy an once-in-a-lifetime ride in the sky - simply due to acrophobia, perhaps - the Taitung event has more tricks up its sleeves.
5 million adults in the UK suffer from acrophobia, an extreme fear of heights, which means a large proportion of viewers will sympathise with this one-off documentary featuring five acrophobics attempting to conquer their phobia.
Standing at the bottom of the mountain and looking up as the train clung to the slope, I realised Switzerland is probably the worst country in the world for anyone who suffers from acrophobia.