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Altophobia Causes

Altophobia can be brought about by past traumatic experiences involving heights. Anxiety disorders can also aggravate this fear.

Altophobia Definition

Altophobia, or acrophobia, is a person's fear of heights. This fear can be very dangerous especially to those who are exploring high elevations; they may suddenly experience panic attack while going higher above the ground causing their heart to palpitate and lead to serious complications.

Altophobia Diagnosis

Diagnosis is done by examining the symptoms suffered by patients exposed to heights.

Altophobia Symptoms and Signs

People who experience altophobia usually suffer from spinning sensations or vertigo, as they climb to higher places.

Altophobia Treatment

There is currently no treatment for altophobia.

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