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Procerophobia (from Latin procerus meaning "tall") is the fear of becoming too tall. It is usually suffered by a child in the process of growth who is taller than most others of the same age. Sufferers would push the hand on the head believe to slow down the growth, as well as reducing food consumption. Severe sufferers may want to put something heavy on their heads. When being too tall may more easily fall down as well as bumping things hang down like a top door frame or even a low ceiling. Symptoms include sweating, rapid heartbeat, trembling, shaking, and loss of control. It is treated using psychotherapy, support groups, relaxation, etc.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Gigantasophobia – fear of tall people