Acrophobia refers to an abnormally excessive and persistent Fear of heights. In this kind of phobia, sufferers experience severe Anxiety even though they usually realize that, as a rule, heights pose no real threat to them. Depending on the severity of the phobia, an acrophobic person may equally fear being on a high floor of a building, climbing a ladder and any other activity that involves being at height.

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