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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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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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What can be done to deal with the fear of your inevitable death?

What can be done to deal with the fear of your inevitable death?

Find your own answer: For most people, it's a matter of making one's life meaningful; often this meaning is found in unselfish love of others. Answers from authoritarian sects may not satisfy you, but you may find guidance in accounts of survivors who have had experiences that seem paranormal -- i've been impressed by personal reports of people recounting nearby events accurately, and even socrates mentioned this. ...Read more

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Can there be such sickness when you feel fear of death all the time?

Can there be such sickness when you feel fear of death all the time?

Thanatophobia: Get with your physician. We can heal the mind as well as the body, coach you in new ways to think, and get you back to thinking the thoughts you should have. ...Read more

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Obsessive fear of death in a supposedly healthy 26 year old. Can it ever get better? How to stop fear of death?

Obsessive fear of death in a supposedly healthy 26 year old. Can it ever get better? How to stop fear of death?

Counseling and exam : Perhaps a good physical exam with some blood work might provide reassurance that you are indeed healthy. Counselling might help you find the source of your worries about death and dying. Perhaps a recent death of someone close or someone who died around your age might have triggered this fear. There is always help that can make things better. Do not get discouraged! ...Read more

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How can I stop fearing fainting/collapseing, imediate death?

Get help: This sounds like really severe anxiety. You deserve to feel better. Professionals have effective treatments for anxiety. If you dont have a primary care provider or insurance is a problem there are mental health clinics that could help you. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over fear of terrible death?

Is there a best way to get over fear of terrible death?

Classical Homeopathy: You first need a full evaluation of your fears, which may not be the only issues you're experiencing. Extreme fears of death are possible in many conditions, including phobias, ptsd, other anxiety disorders, depression, and even some psychotic illnesses. If appropriate though, classical homeopathy with an experienced homeopath can be extremely helpful -- along with skillfully done cbt. ...Read more

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Severe fear of sudden death. How often does this happen ?

Almost never for U: Almost never for a otherwise healthy 30 year old women. Usually its people of have significant heart issue and more advanced age. I would take some yoga if i were you, its good for your heart and anti anxiety. ...Read more

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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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How safe is colonoscopy? Suppose to have one, scared to death about it! Any advice to help subside my fears. Thanks!

How safe is colonoscopy? Suppose to have one, scared to death about it! Any advice to help subside my fears. Thanks!

Very safe.: Every diagnostic procedure has risks v. benefits. I am sure your doctor took this into consideration when he recommended it. ...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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