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10 traumatic phobias inspired by nature

By: Sidney Stevens on May 10, 2012, 12:02 p.m.
view from mountain cliff (Aeroacrophobia)

Photo: David'n'Sheila/flickr

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Akin to a fear of heights, those with aeroacrophobia tremble and sweat at the sight of vast open views from mountaintops, cliffs and other high-altitude perches. This unreasonable fear of open high places and the vertigo that often accompanies it may become so disabling that sufferers choose to live and vacation in flat geographical areas, avoid flying, and may even shun photos taken from higher ground.