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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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.
The first evaluated the treatment response in 22 acrophobic participants that were randomly assigned to a high presence virtual environment (CAVE) or a low presence virtual environment (HMD).
Despite Wilkowski's many backstage tales of the political and diplomatic events of her career (she unwittingly sends an acrophobic Henry Kissinger out on a "very narrow two-foot plank" over the roaring Zambezi River at Victoria Falls, reinforcing his view of her as his African nemesis), her memoirs stand principally as the story of a Foreign Service woman, not in the musty decades of yesteryear just after high-button shoes and gas lamps, but during well-remembered times right on the cusp of today.
The water is rising, mom and the kids are stuck on the roof and dad is too acrophobic to even help plug a leak.
Based on the results of these preclinical studies, a clinical trial was initiated by the Emory University School of Medicine in which acrophobic patients were given a low dose of D-cycloserine or placebo, administered in conjunction with psychotherapy.
Instead, the higher one climbs, the more chaotic are one's thoughts, as he succumbs to an acrophobic vertigo that sucks him into the unfathomable abyss of space.
It's like crossing between the tops of two 10-story buildings that stand a block apart, a trial for the acrophobic.
These studies recorded a range of fearful reactions and physiological responses in both acrophobic and normal, healthy participants.
It is as if Lowell, through Nerval, were exploring an alternative reaction to mobility, one less acrophobic and more daring.
His study involved 30 acrophobic individuals, ten of whom were given a dummy drug while the rest received either a small or a standard dose of D-cycloserine.