The fear of heights is one of the most common and persisting fears in humans.
It's a very interesting phobia and comes in several forms. Some people actually only have a fear of standing close to a tall object such as a sky scraper, but at the same time have no problem standing on something high.
On the other hand, some people have an extreme fear of standing on high objects and experience a range of phobia related symptoms.
Itâ€™s a debilitating condition and can be so extreme that it causes problems in all aspects of a personâ€™s life. It might prevent them from flying or entering a built city. It could also cause problems in social environments.
Itâ€™s an irrational fear or type of anxiety disorder which can sometimes invoke full-fledged panic attacks.
People incorrectly use the term â€śvertigoâ€ť to describe the fear of heights, but â€śvertigoâ€ť is actually a term used to describe a sensation of spinning. Vertigo can often be triggered by heights.
The correct terms for this phobia are Acrophobia, Altophobia or Batophobia.