Most people are at least somewhat intimidated by heights, but for people with acrophobia, even a small step up can be terrifying. Acrophobia is an irrational fear of heights, which explains why some people become fearful after just one or two steps on a ladder. One of the biggest dangers with acrophobia is that people will often try to overcome their fear, either due to peer pressure or personal desire, climbing up higher than they would normally be comfortable with. When they try to descend, the panic sets in and they become vulnerable to falls. It is important to only try to overcome acrophobia with the supervision of trained professionals to prevent this risk.
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