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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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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 have a extreme fear of death! what can I do to overcome this? Hypnosis?

I have a extreme fear of death! what can I do to overcome this? Hypnosis?

Good advice given: We are all terrified of death at one stage or another in our lives, less now for me than before. Extreme fear means you are not functioning well in your life. Is it death you fear or living, is life stressed? Life can be terrifying too. ...Read more

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Can irrational fear be a side effect of experiencing death in the family?

A consequence?, yes: Especially for very sensitive people, an intense or traumatic event or loss can have major powerful consequences. Also, fears can be rational or not and can range from manageable to immobilizing. But yes to your question. And, you can find help in grief counseling or psychotherapy. If help is also needed for underlying fragility, medication might be added. My sympathy ; hope for relief. ...Read more

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Intense fear of surgical procedure is normal? I fear to death of all medicall procedure why?

Intense fear of surgical procedure is normal? I fear to death of all medicall procedure why?

We see this: Yes, many people are concerned about surgical procedures. Ask your doctor / surgeon to address all your concerns. Often, we can walk you through (literally) how things will go before the operating room, in the operating room, and after. Get all your questions answered and I bet you'll feel better about the procedure. ...Read more

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Does mild MVP causes fear of death ?.i am always having the feeling of going to die, especially at night.?

Anxiety: Mild MVP should not be cause for dying any time soon, so maybe you have an underlying anxiety disorder, and your mild MVP disorder you are fixating on in your mind is making it worse. See your Dr. and tell them your fears and get treated. best wishes. ...Read more

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Panic attacks in fear of death, how do I cope with this?

Panic attacks in fear of death, how do I cope with this?

Panic: Cognitive behavior therapy helps, as well as relaxation training, meditation, yoga, exposure thru imagery, etc. Discuss with a therapist. ...Read more

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I am scared to death of dentists. What can I do to overcome this fear?

I am scared to death of dentists. What can I do to overcome this fear?

Sedation: First, find a dentist that can help make you comfortable and answers your questions. Second, ask about sedation and how it can help you. ...Read more

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My husband has a constant fear of d death of himself or his loved ones.He avoids passing by roads which hv graveyards or cremation grounds .

My husband has a constant fear of d death of himself or his loved ones.He avoids passing by roads which hv graveyards or cremation grounds .

Helps available: Each of us must find our own answer to the question of mortality and the final riddle of human life. I'd rather ur husband fear death than take refuge in any easy / cheap answer. Many of us have had spiritual experiences giving powerful reassurance or trust others who report them, but you cannot help here. There is cbt that can help -- but he must ask his physician about treating "thanatophobia.". ...Read more

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It has been 1.5 years since I have been facing trouble to sleep at NIGHT. It's not insomnia, but it's more like a fear of death that haunts me. ?

It has been 1.5 years since I have been facing trouble to sleep at NIGHT. It's not insomnia, but it's more like a fear of death that haunts me. ?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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