Down on heights? One in three has visual height intolerance

  title={Down on heights? One in three has visual height intolerance},
  author={D. Huppert and E. Grill and T. Brandt},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  • D. Huppert, E. Grill, T. Brandt
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Neurology
  • The distressing phenomenon of visual height intolerance (vHI) occurs when a visual stimulus causes apprehension of losing control of balance and falling from some height. Epidemiological data of this condition in the general population are lacking. Assignment of prevalence, determinants, and compensation of vHI was performed in a cross-sectional epidemiological study of 3,517 individuals representing the German population. Life-time prevalence of vHI is 28 % (females 32 %). A higher prevalence… CONTINUE READING
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