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in what ways can you get over the fear of heights?

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Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Exposure therapy: Find a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety ; phobias, especially helpful is exposure based therapy, where gradually, with the therapist's guidance, you intentionally ; repeatedly experience gradually greater heights, interspersed w/ relaxation practice. By doing this over ; over again, the experience of heights will no longer trigger the same (or at least as severe) reaction in you.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
For fear of heights: consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy (imaginal exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, flooding, prolonged exposure therapy, in vivo exposure therapy) or hypnosis as possible options. Psychotropic medications are some times indicated as well.
Answered on Oct 1, 2014

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