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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A pilot study showed acrophobics -people terrified of heights -overcome their fear more quickly when given the drug.
Similarly, Sinclair's acrophobic dog who drifts in and out of the frame inside a cardboard box provides a playfully surreal motif.
Jumping out of a plane is unnerving for almost anyone but it's all the more frightening if you're acrophobic.
The cheekily chirpy Mel Giedroyc (of Bake Off presenting fame) injects her humour into proceedings while following the five acrophobic participants including Lee, an estate agent, Glenn, a dad-of-two and Jodie a student nurse, who take on a range of challenges as part of their "exposure therapy".
The cheekily chirpy Mel Giedroyc injects her humour into proceedings while following the five acrophobic participants including Lee, an estate agent, Glenn, a dad-of-two and Jodie a student nurse, who take on a range of challenges as part of their "exposure therapy".