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Facing your fears: why is it so important?
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that 12.5% of Americans suffer from a specific phobia but much more suffer from repetitive fear which is not diagnosed as a phobia. In adolescents the number is even higher and is estimated...
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Treatment for Acrophobia
Acrophobia (Fear of Heights) When someone has acrophobia, they have an intense fear of heights, such as being in a tall building or using a ladder. Psychological therapy can treat acrophobia, just like other specific phobias. What is acrophobia (fear...
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Phobia of heights
Acrophobia (Fear of Heights) Acrophobia is the medical term for a fear of heights.  People with acrophobia have an intense fear of situations that involve heights such as being in a tall building or using a ladder. Like other specific...
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Virtual Therapy
What is virtual reality exposure therapy Introduction  Research shows that virtual reality may be just as effective as actual exposure to heights in treating acrophobia. Yet despite strong evidence of effectiveness, exposure therapy is an underutilized treatment for anxiety disorders...
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Here’s how you can conquer fears on your own
Overcoming fears and phobias usually entails hours of therapy, and can be tedious, difficult and expensive and require a professional on hand.. But dont worry there are other options that could help make the process a little less strenuous. Self-help...
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