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How can I get over a fear of heights?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Some time in the future you may have access to virtual reality based therapy tools.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
That is a great option.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: One possibility is

To see a clinical psychologist who specializes in phobia.
There is a treatment called "systematic desensitization." some fears like this are old traits in humanity that keep us safe. Some folks get them and some don't, e.g., fear of spiders, snakes. Etc.

In brief: One possibility is

To see a clinical psychologist who specializes in phobia.
There is a treatment called "systematic desensitization." some fears like this are old traits in humanity that keep us safe. Some folks get them and some don't, e.g., fear of spiders, snakes. Etc.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Dr. Bernard Seif
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