SURMOUNTING YOUR FEARS
Acrophobia (visual height intolerance) calls for psychological treatment, though some people may also benefit from some kind of therapy or support if it is holding them back from activities they otherwise enjoy. Treatment varies depending on the causes of the condition. Here are some options:
Make your posture more stable to help minimize symptoms of visual height intolerance. Avoid tilting your head to keep your vestibular system (which contributes to your sense of balance) stable. Also, try to keep stationary objects in your peripheral vision and avoid looking at moving clouds; this will give you more of a visual sense of stability.
Exposure therapy involves exposing people to fearful height stimuli in a controlled setting until the fear of anxiety declines.
Cognitive therapy involves helping patients reinterpret perceived harmful stimuli as less threatening.
Drug therapy for acrophobia may include anti-anxiety drugs, antidepressants, and beta-blockers.