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Acrophobia

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Simon Stephens

on 11 June 2013

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Transcript of Acrophobia

Acrophobia
Symptoms
Treatments
Risk Factors
Statistics
Panic
Shaking
Sweating
Increased heart rate
Paralyzation
Those with family that have acrophobia are three times more likely to contract it than the average person.
No special complications would arise. You would cope by avoiding height experiences throughout your life, which can be a serious disadvantage.
Symptoms
Test
5 out of 100 people have acrophobia worldwide.
What is it?
"An abnormal or persistent fear of heights."
Causes
A previous experience of falling that ended in severe pain.
Wary parents who taught children the danger.
Fear of death.
A possible "evolutionary survival mechanism".
CBT or Cognitive-Behavorial Therapy.
D-Cycloserine.
Above all seek medical help.
Consequences of leaving untreated
Related Mental Health Disorders
Vertigo
A condition that induces dizziness.
Caused by ear problems or brain conditions.
Diagnosed through blood tests, CAT scans, or an MRI.
Bathmophobia
The fear of slopes and stairs.
Caused by a negative experience.
Climacophobia
The fear felt when thinking about a climb.
Caused by a negative experience.
Aerophobia
The fear of flying.
Caused by negative experience or absorbed from worrying parents.
Diagnosis
That translates to 335,000,000 people in the world!
It does not make you less of a person if you have a phobia, just that you are a little different.
THE END
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