fobia

Zambia
January 11, 2007 8:10am CST
Am not sure just how common the fear of heights is and at what stage it starts.When i was younger i never used to be afraid of heights but now i can't even stand an elevator.What causes this fobia and please advise on how i can overcome this.
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6 responses
• United States
11 Jan 07
its psychlogical fear of fall do you to past experience or watching this fall the best thing is to foreget iton your mind
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@imrajesh (1967)
• India
11 Jan 07
this is a fear which can come to anybody who was not having this phobia in the past so don't panic this is just a symptom and not the cause go to some psychiatrist and check out what caused this fear if u r able to identify the cause then it would be very easy for u to come out of this phobia otherwise it will take a lot of time and it can be a platform for other fears so don't waste ur time just asking on mylot u can take advice but u should consult psychiatrist for the same
• Zambia
12 Jan 07
Thanks alot for the advice, i will really take it into consideration and see a psychiatrist.I hope to get over this fear as itblocking my progess, i can't even get on a plane.
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
14 Feb 07
It is not a waste of time to ask people on mylot some here may have actually been through this phobia and could save you some money I have a panic disorder I coouldn't go shopping for groceries or anything I worked it out one day at a time
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• Zambia
16 Feb 07
I actually also feel its not a waste of time asking for advice here on mylot because there could be a pyschiatrist who might offer me free advice,thanks for the response +.
• United States
14 Feb 07
Phobias usually start very simply and over time become more complex. The phobia occurs over a stressful event - and the person avoids future conflict with the stressful event, but the phobia usually becomes far removed from the original stressor. Phobias are the easiest of disorders like this to treat. Go to see a psychologist and he or she can help you find the root cause of your phobia and fix it. Don't neglect - as phobias can get worse over time.
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• Zambia
16 Feb 07
Thanks sadgirl for the response and the advice i truely appreciate.I suppose the best place to start is the root of the cause just like you have mentioned,i will definately consider your advice,thanks for the response.
@freesoul (3022)
• Egypt
8 Mar 07
It's a very common phobia but for most people effected with it it's not very bad, just mild discomfort that will not stop them from normal activities, if it does interfere with your daily activities (I know people who would not want to go above 3 floors in any building) then you need psychological analyses to determine the cause of it and get it cured.
• Zambia
10 Mar 07
Hi freesoul thanks alot for the response and the advice,will take it into consideration. All the best...
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
14 Feb 07
There are alot of people afraid of heights it is a common phbia along with being afraid of small places.In my opion I see that they were started by something that took place up high and sub consious tells you that you to can be hurt all though its possible but not true you generally have to go back in time to figure out when you first became scared of heights to determine what caused it could just be something you seen.
@nickventere (1423)
• Zambia
8 Sep 08
You are just like me. When I was younger, I would even look through the window from a very high building. But now,I am so scared of heights I don't want to be near a window at a high floor. I would rather stand at a distance.