Hypsiphobia generally refers to the irrational, persistent and unwarranted fear of height.
Just like in most phobias, the fear and other similar emotions involved in hypsiphobia like alarm, fright, terror, etc. have a great tendency for an outburst even though there is just a little or more often than not no actual danger or threat at all.
At present, hypsiphobia is one of the most degrading phobias capable of ruining one’s career, social and family relationships and even one’s life as a whole.
Symptoms of Hypsiphobia
Usually, the person with hypsiphobia goes through a hard time facing and handling unlikely feelings of nausea, breathlessness, dizziness, excessive sweating, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, fear of dying, and speech and thinking problems.
What’s even worser, if the fear of the person with hypsiphobia becomes more severe, he or she will more or less experience more serious feelings of uncontrollable temperament, sense of detachment from reality and a full blown anxiety or panic attack.
Possible Causes of Hypsiphobia
Possible cause of hypsiphobia is at times being linked to some brain irregularities due to chemical imbalance and insufficiency.
However, oftentimes, development and eventually occurrence of phobias like hypsiphobia is associated with some traumatic experience from the past where in there is presence of height and some other similar stimuli.
Treatments for Hypsiphobia
In terms of treatments, a person suffering from hypsiphobia can actually try the conventional therapies and potent drugs.
So far, many people prefer to go for therapies though they usually eat a lot of time and effort. It is is said that therapies are far more better than potent drugs because they “cure” the disorder itself and not only the symptoms that come along.
Similarly, therapies, unlike drugs, don’t have side effects that cause distress and trouble and withdrawal effects if stopped abruptly, so they are more manageable and actually much safer.