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I need your expertise, is fear of death an anxiety symptom..?

I need your expertise, is fear of death an anxiety symptom..?

It can be. : Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Sometimes the worst thing about anxiety is the just not being able to put your finger on the reason that you feel that way. Arrange for a psychiatric. ...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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All the allergy testsi took ( food, dust, pollen, nuts) was 100 % negative. I have fear of anaphylaxis. Irrational fear/phobia ? I have death anxiety.

All the allergy testsi took ( food, dust, pollen, nuts) was 100 % negative. I have fear of anaphylaxis. Irrational fear/phobia ? I have death anxiety.

Phobia is possible: Anxiety can cause a significant impact on your health and may need to be addressed by a health professional. For the record, allergy may exist even if skin tests are negative. Tests may be falsely negative for a variety of reasons. If there is a history of severe reactions to a food it still may be necessary to avoid the food even if a skin test is negative. ...Read more

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I have a real problem with anxiety. I have a very bad fear or death and the world ending, to the point it's taking over my life. What do you suggest?

 I have a real problem with anxiety. I have a very bad fear or death and the world ending, to the point it's taking over my life. What do you suggest?

Fears are OK.: It's OK to have fears. We all fear one thing or another. But it's not OK when the fears and anxieties become so consuming and disruptive that they impair your ability to function. The key is not to target the fears, but the thoughts. Put the thoughts into their appropriate context, identify their source and work to eradicate them. Seek counseling. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure health anxiety/ fear of death?

What is the best way to cure health anxiety/ fear of death?

Health Anxiety: Excessive anxiety related to physical symptoms or a medical condition, sometimes referred to as "health anxiety" or "hypochondriasis" is typically thought of as a type of obsessive compulsive disorder: People are tormented by repeated, unwanted thoughts of their health fear: http://psychcentral.com/lib/ocd-and-health-anxiety/ It responds to Exposure and Response Prevention treatment -a form of CBT ...Read more

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I am having mild mvp with mild regurgitation , i feel sob and fear of death at night. Is it due to anxiety?

I am having mild mvp with mild regurgitation , i feel sob and fear of death at night. Is it due to anxiety?

Absolutely: The good news is that can be treated and you don't have to feel that way. Please find a therapist to speak with. The magazine psychology today has a good link to find a therapist in your area. Check it out. ...Read more

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Is ther a way to overcome my fear of death and stop worrying?Psychologist says existential anxiety. Im spiritual but not relig, maybe agnostic.

Therapist: I guess each one of us has to overcome our fear of death in one way or another. If this has you preoccupied and is interfering with your life then i would recommend seeing a therapist as that may be the best long-term answer for you. Your doctor may be able to get you connected with right therapist if necessary. ...Read more

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After 2month on Depakote for cyclothymia i'm starting to have constant anxiety attackand fear of parents death:helpless child.But more myself. Help?

After 2month on Depakote for cyclothymia i'm starting to have constant anxiety attackand fear of  parents death:helpless child.But more myself. Help?

Psychotherapy: First, make sure you've had a thorough health evaluation with your family doctor. If all is well, know that psychotherapy with an experienced therapist may help you both understand and deal with these feelings in yourself. Medications alone usually do not work as well as combined approaches. Please ask your doctor for a therapist referral -- others in your community may know of helpful ones too. ...Read more

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My mini daschund is only 1 yr old & I keep thinking about death. I don't want to lose him. I am on prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety. What else could help this fear?

My mini daschund is only 1 yr old & I keep thinking about death. I don't want to lose him. I am on prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety. What else could help this fear?

Your puppy: Congrats for having such a wonderful puppy. Your mini dachshund needs to enjoy your presence and joyful care. If you can't uplift your mood, maybe you could try to find and watch a movie comedy from the 60's "The Ugly Dachshund". Hilarious! If nothing works, pls make an appointment with a mental health professional, you will be helped to enjoy your sensitive and smart pup! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have had Diahrea in morning with normal stools in evening. Spot of blood on tissue--none on feces. Anxiety and fear , planning for death.

Way ahead of time!: Actually, it's not a bad idea for us all to plan for death if we mean living consciously w/ awareness and appreciation. But when you add anxiety and fear - you've made an error. You may have developed IBS (it's not too unusual w/ chronic anxiety). Consider both a psych eval, CBT therapy (great for anxiety) and a general physical exam w/ addt'l focus on GI tract. You've no threat to your life here. ...Read more

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Can i trust klonoping to get me thru the night so i don't have to go to ER evry day for same thing stress anxiety fear of death think my heart gon sto?

Proper treatment: If your anxiety and panic has landed you in the er, then you will need more proper treatment including medication and cbt. Some of the antidepressants -not all- also work as anxiety modulators. They have to be used by someone experienced in treatment of anxiety. We don't use benzos such as Klonopin (clonazepam) alone in treatment. Anxiety is very treatable, so see a specialist and your life will change. ...Read more

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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