Acrophobia and visual height intolerance: advances in epidemiology and mechanisms

@article{Huppert2020AcrophobiaAV,
  title={Acrophobia and visual height intolerance: advances in epidemiology and mechanisms},
  author={Doreen Huppert and Max Wuehr and Thomas Brandt},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2020},
  volume={267},
  pages={231 - 240}
}
Historical descriptions of fear at heights date back to Chinese and Roman antiquity. Current definitions distinguish between three different states of responses to height exposure: a physiological height imbalance that results from an impaired visual control of balance, a more or less distressing visual height intolerance, and acrophobia at the severest end of the spectrum. Epidemiological studies revealed a lifetime prevalence of visual height intolerance including acrophobia in 28% of adults… 
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