Akrophobie – Delightful Views

Posted by ninjagrr
Apr 26 2010

Weak knees, dizziness, anxiety – these feelings many experience in dizzying heights. Whether on a high tower, a towering cliff by the sea or on top of a mountain Stratovolcanoes: This dizziness is completely normal. But it is doubtful if the normal height vertigo is transformed into a fear of heights. Yes, even if the crime to be absolutely safe bridge sweating caused. Then we can speak of “Akrophobie. Height vertigo is not fear of heights That a view from St. Peter’s Basilica in the tiny Roman rooftops or on the summit of the Grossglockner may be slightly dizzy, can be explained biologically. This is a “distance dizziness. This occurs at a large distance between the retina and the next visible object. To see clearly that far-away object, head and body sway automatically. According to neurologists caused by this slight hesitation certainly an increased risk of falls, which by theVestibular and proprioceptive (tiefensensible) nerve is cleared. Dizziness is the height of a man so well as a useful warning. Anxious thoughts like “What if I now runterspringe” Or “What if the railing breaks now and I fall down” Are sometimes quite normal. With one step back – to move again stationary objects in the detailed view – or leaving the plateau can quickly be remedied and for the victims of the nightmare is over. For fear of heights, however, the story is a little different. While symptoms of vertigo is a perfectly normal height vertigo sometimes quite understandable and probably useful phenomenon, however, is the fear of heights a far more serious phenomenon. Here, given the fear of height in unsubstantiated cases (no immediate danger, a high priority, etc.) the person concerned. When people enter next hhenngstlichen dizziness, palpitations and freezing oftenShortness of breath and sweating. Exaggerated fear of loss of control, according to neurologists play a big role. Depth psychology, the fear of heights to do with the supposedly universal fear of the self-trap to leave. Before drug treatment of vertigo, which act angstmildernd is rather discouraged by fear of heights. With psychotherapeutic agents such as behavioral be in the fight against Akrophobie but made good progress. Behavioral and thought patterns of those affected will be analyzed and tried to change. Stakeholders are encouraged to use their carers and helped to confront their fears and to expose themselves to frightening situations rather than avoiding them. Angstreduzierend may also contribute include the involvement of relaxation techniques such as “progressive muscle relaxation according to Jakobson. No fear No imagination! If one is not exactly roofer by trade, thank God, we do not have to spend every day in dizzying heights. However, it should be treated exaggerated fear of heights, as other mentalFears could put behind it. In a perfectly normal height vertigo but perhaps there is no reason for alarm. And: Healthy Distrust of possibly rotting balconies, poorly assembled railings and possibly even a lack of technique could probably be lifesaving for some … Because as I said Erich Kastner (1899-1974): “If one has no fear, he has no imagination.”

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