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Doctor insights on: Fear Of Abandonment Issues

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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


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Is borderline personality disorder associated with the intense fear of abandonment?

Is borderline personality disorder associated with the intense fear of abandonment?

Borderline: Absolutely, intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility. ...Read more

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I have severe fear of social situations?

I have severe fear of social situations?

OMG, So Embarrassed!: Social Anxiety Disorder can ruin the ability to enjoy life & life's experiences. WATCH powerful documentary that takes u into the world of others struggling w/ SAD (incl. doctors & psychologists!): http://ow.ly/F3fzQ | It really helps 2 work w/ mental health clinician like a clinical psychologist who has specific training/expertise in treatment of anxiety disorders! 4 more info, see anxiet ...Read more

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What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion and severe panic symptoms of?

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What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion and severe panic symptoms of?

Panic: Several possibilities, from anxiety disorder to agitated depression to organic mood disorder caused by something physiological or medications. Needs assessment by your pcp first. ...Read more

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Agoraphobia: fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

Agoraphobia: fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

Fear of both: Agoraphobia was initially characterized as a fear of open spaces. Currently, it is an anxiety disorder where a sufferer is afraid of difficult, or embarrassing situations from which he cannot escape, or obtain enough assistance or reassurance to feel secure. It is often related to panic disorder where the sufferer may be so fearful of panic attacks to the point of becoming unable to leave home. ...Read more

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Agoraphobia = fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

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Agoraphobia: Both. The greek translation is fear of the marketplace. ...Read more

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Are feelings of doom natural with anxiety?

Are feelings of doom natural with anxiety?

Could be: Yes. Anxiety is comprised of thoughts of uncontrollability and unpredictability of future events. Anxiety as a process prepares us for future threat (in moderation). Related to anxiety is panic, which is the clinical manifestation of fear. Panic is coupled with thoughts and feelings of impending doom, and danger, so that one has to "be on the look out.". ...Read more

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What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion symptoms of?

What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion symptoms of?

Get Checked: Are those new symptoms or something you've experienced before?These sx could be a sign of many things, physical as well as psychological. I would recommend speaking to your primary care doctor to rule out anything physical going on and take things from there. Additionally, find a mental health professional who can help you with learning to cope with the sx you describe. ...Read more

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How can people with borderline personality disorder express a fear of abandonment?

How can people with borderline personality disorder express a fear of abandonment?

Practice: in psychotherapy to express feelings in an interpersonally effective manner. That can help. Also, DBT is a type of skills building therapy for people with bpd. ...Read more

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Having feelings of worthlessness due to depression?

Having feelings of worthlessness due to depression?

Not Unusual: A feeling of worthlessness is one of the classic symptoms of depression. If you are feeling worthless most of the time it is important for you to seek out help. Also, physical problems can cause depression, so it would be a good idea to get a good physical exam. ...Read more

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Fear of being watched equal paranoia?

Fear of being watched equal paranoia?

Maybe,not necessaril: Could also be one of the many anxiety disorder... I would consult with a psychologist or psychiatrist about this... You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain! ...Read more

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Can fear of abandonment be manifested as a key symptom in other mental illness besides borderline personality disorder?

Can fear of abandonment be manifested as a key symptom in other mental illness besides borderline personality disorder?

Fear of abandonment: is not unique to Borderline Personality Disorder which includes a pattern of unstable intense relationships, distorted self-image, extreme emotions and impulsiveness. It may occur in otherwise healthy individuals or in individuals who are anxious and/or depressed. Develop emotional self-reliance, positive self-esteem, self-confidence and realistic relationships. Therapy can help. Best regards. ...Read more

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Strange fear of death of loved ones. Normal?

Strange fear of death of loved ones. Normal?

Tough question.: It's completely normal to worry about the people you care about. The issue comes when these worries take on a life of their own. If you find yourself feeling obsessed about this, or if you find that your worries interfere with your daily activities, it's time to get some counseling. Talk with your doctor; they may offer a counseling referral. Don't be alone with this; it's fine to get some help. ...Read more

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Is fear of failure linked to anxiety/depression?

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Is fear of failure linked to anxiety/depression?

Fear of Failure: Fears create negative perceptions which lead to anticipatory anxiety which leads to further avoidance & depression/anxiety. If not already in therapy, i would recommend counseling to work on behavior modification through cognitive behavior therapy. ...Read more

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I'd rather deal with the issues of my depression, anorexia, ptsd, self-harm & suicidal ideation myself than involve professionals, is this possible?

I'd rather deal with the issues of my depression, anorexia, ptsd, self-harm & suicidal ideation myself than involve professionals, is this possible?

You deserve help: I want to say this gently- if you were able to control and correct these symptoms, my guess is that you would have already done so by now. If what you have done to date hasn't worked, i encourage you to be open to accepting professional assistance. Take care. ...Read more

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Could emotional abuse cause a lack of awareness to social cues?

Could emotional abuse cause a lack of awareness to social cues?

Yes: A person who has been abused emotionally develop unhealthy coping styles in the attempt to stop the abuser. It is common to for an abused person to avoid any behaviors that are normal responses to social cues. They create a bubble that blurs their vision but they appear out of it" "like a zombie" to others whose intent is normal social interaction. For the abused it is unhealthy protection ...Read more

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I'm afraid of people and social situations?

I'm afraid of people and social situations?

Try to reach beyond: Your comfort zone. Set some simple goals, i.e., to smile and say something at a social gathering to one new person. Practice before hand some possible things to say. Join a social group that does some activity you like, ie, hiking or volleyball. Meet with a therapist to develop some goals and practice. Good luck ; let us know how it goes. ...Read more