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Barophobia- Fear of gravity.
Barophobia derived from Latin word Bar meaning height, is the fear of gravity. Some people have a strange feeling that gravity might crush them to death. This fear is increased many folds when they come under influence of escalators and lifts. Once inside lifts, people suffering from Barophobia, start feeling anxiety and experience shortness of breath or heavy breath.
The joy rides in the amusement parks is also something which mimik high gravity. People with Barophobia, fear from getting on those rides and start feeling anxious once forced to do so. The fear of Barophobia is attributed to some trauma during some accident involving escalators, fun rides, free fall, etc.
The cure of Barophobia is to treat the patient with care and slowly increasing his confidence and giving him assurance about the condition.