Updated: August 26, 2011

You're an accomplishedperson, but you can't bringyourself to look out yourcorner window on thesixth floor. You're not alone:Acrophobia, or fear ofheights, is the second mostcommon phobia, and itaffects up to 9 percent ofwomen. "Fortunately, you canusually treat it on your own,"says Martin M. Antony, Ph.D.,author of Overcoming Fear ofHeights. The key is to exposeyourself to graduallyincreasing heights. Start byconfronting the least scaryone you can tolerate and buildup from there. Eventually youwill overcome your fear-and feel on top of the world.

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