Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Acrophobia Overview

What is acrophobia?
A person with acrophobia has a fear of heights. Phobias may trigger panic attacks. Common phobias include fear of open spaces, fear of closed spaces, and fear of heights.

What are the symptoms of acrophobia?
Symptoms of acrophobia can result in severe anxiety or panic attacks.

How does the doctor treat acrophobia?
Acrophobia is treated with psychological counseling.

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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