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What is health anxiety? Why do I have a fear of dying? Why when I get any illness do I suddenly think Cancer??

What is health anxiety? Why do I have a fear of dying? Why when I get any illness do I suddenly think Cancer??

Think of Hiccups: Your fears are not uncommon. But you are getting stuck in your fears and it sounds like they are replaying themselves in your head. Think of them as forging a groove in your brain every time they pop up -a groove that gets deeper and deeper, so your brain finds it easy to go there. Asking why only serves to deepen the groove - which represents that your fear is real. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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I keep having horrible anxiety/panic attacks fear of dying. Am i going crazy?

I keep having horrible anxiety/panic attacks fear of dying. Am i going crazy?

People often fear : That they are going crazy when they experience panic attacks. A panic attack doesn't mean that you are crazy but some people can develop feelings as if they are unreal or the world around them isn't real (during a panic attack). Panic attacks are treatable. Get help. ...Read more

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I keep getting anxiety attacks as I'm drifting off to sleep because of my fear of dying. How can I get over my fear?

I keep getting anxiety attacks as I'm drifting off to sleep because of my fear of dying. How can I get over my fear?

Release phenomena: As we relax/let go, we can suddenly become fearful or go on high alert because of letting our guard down. Fear of dying is the ultimate letting go of control and control of the uncontrollable is at the root of panic attacks. Please see a mental health professional who specializes in anxiety disorders to learn skills to cope. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and fear of dying from vcjd (mad cow) from consuming british candies. What to do?

I have anxiety and fear of dying from vcjd (mad cow) from consuming british candies. What to do?

Before you become : Too worked up: were any of these candies recalled? Were these candies in any way connected with cows that suffered from this disease? There is a german candy called mamba that contain beef-based gelatin - which was recalled in poland. Know of no cases of mad cow disease related to that. Check your facts - before you get spun up. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and fear of dying i had physical check up heart lungs pulse blood pressure all ok, please put my mind at rest?

I have anxiety and fear of dying i had physical check up heart lungs pulse blood pressure all ok, please put my mind at rest?

Relax: I can only hope to put your mind at rest. As per your statement, you appear to be physically doing great! You are 32, I assume you live in Ireland? Stay well, be happy, and relax, enjoy the Beautiful country and the great people of Ireland you live with. If you truly have an anxiety issue, there is always people like therapists and/or trained psychologists and even Dr.'s to help you. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and fear of dying had physical exam heart lung pulse stomach and blood pressure all ok im 32 please put my mind at rest?

I have anxiety and fear of dying had physical exam heart lung pulse stomach and blood pressure all ok im 32 please put my mind at rest?

See psychiatrist: It is good you have been to doctor and he found every examination normal , so it should not worry you. It is the anxiety and fear you have for that you consult a psychiatrist who can explain about your anxiety and prescribe medicine to bring peace to you . ...Read more

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How do I fix my overbearing fear of dying?

Thanatophobia: Or marked fear of dying that interferes with your life can be addressed through cognitive behavioral therapy. Find a psychologist in your area who provides this type of therapy. ...Read more

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Is there any actual name for the fear of dying ?

Is there any actual name for the fear of dying ?

Thanatophobia: An unusual, intense fear of death or dying is called thanatophobia. A typical amount of fear would be normal and not called a phobia. Treatment of phobias is available for people who have trouble living normal lives due to their phobias. ...Read more

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I am 28 years old and constantly in fear of dying. Is this normal?

Fear of Death: This is very common. Most among us just learn to shut off this fear and to avoid thinking or talking about it. But, getting to a place of peace about how short life is can bring you a serenity that will lead to a better life. I often recommend the book "who dies" to a patient who is particularly bothered by the realization that death is real. ...Read more

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Why do I have constant fear of dying? I also have constant fear of my fiancé dying? It's beginning to take over my life.

Why do I have constant fear of dying? I also have constant fear of my fiancé dying? It's beginning to take over my life.

Thanatophobia: Fear of death can interfere greatly with your activities of daily living. It is definitely related to anxiety. I recommend seeking help immediately. Have your doc refer you to a therapist or psychologist or even a psychiatrist. You may be started directory on medication or begin initially with mood modifying therapies. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more