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Doctor insights on: How To Overcome Loneliness After The Death Of A Spouse

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How can I overcome depression, loneliness, and despair?

How can I overcome depression, loneliness, and despair?

A good book: Is called "Healing the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear and Despair" by Miriam Greenspan Also, get involved in individual and then group psychotherapy to work. Through these feelings. Find a group near you here: agpa. Org under "find a group psychotherapist" I wish you well.

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Will anti depressants help me overcome loneliness, shyness?

Will anti depressants help me overcome loneliness, shyness?

Maybe some, but. ..: Therapy might be helpful in assisting you in reaching your goals of feeling like you belong and behaving more comfortably with others. You can overcome loneliness and shyness with a plan and action. It takes a lot of practice, so the sooner you get started, the sooner you'll feel more comfortable.

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I'm an lonely 16 year old girl. With no friends and I'm feeling lonely all the time. How do I overcome this?

I'm an lonely 16 year old girl. With no friends and I'm feeling lonely all the time. How do I overcome this?

Set goals: Set a goal to do something with a friend at least once a week. You will need to reach out and ask someone to do something with you. It can be simply going to the mall, playing video games, going to a movie, whatever. Once you do it once, it will get easier. Try to do an activity that the friend finds interesting. If you have regular activities with friends, then you will feel better.

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How to overcome low self esteem issues because of penis size? I avoid relationships due to this and starting to get lonely and slightly depressed.

How to overcome low self esteem issues because of penis size? I avoid relationships due to this and starting to get lonely and slightly depressed.

Penis: Between 5 and 6 inches is average, and what the media (yes, including porn) tries to sell you is the idea of having to be hung like a horse to satisfy a woman. Guess what? Some women find such massive equipment painful, which is NOT what sex is about. It's not the size of the waves, it the motion in the ocean that makes it satisfying.

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I'm coming out of a ten year lonely unsatisfying relationship and parental issues. How do I get over the guilt of leaving when he says he changed?

I'm coming out of a ten year lonely unsatisfying relationship and parental issues. How do I get over the guilt of leaving when he says he changed?

DEPRESSION: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other.

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How to overcome lonliness?

How to overcome lonliness?

Dr Byrnes got it!: Vounteering is a wonderful suggestion. Once we are out of school, retired, or just not working, many of us get lonely because we are, in fact, alone. No one should be alone all the time. I suggest: joining a church, a community center, or even an aa or al-anon fellowship if appropriate. Volunteer at: a library, a soup kitchen, a volunteer ambulance, a shelter, you name it!

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Depressed, lonely and at the edge, not afraid of death, accidental or suicide, how can I deal?

Depressed, lonely and at the edge, not afraid of death, accidental or suicide, how can I deal?

This is not a good: Place to be. It is time to accept help. With the help of others you can move back away from that precipice. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk.

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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.

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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.

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I am depressed and have a strong fear of death. Is there something I can do to overcome that fear?

I am depressed and have a strong fear of death. Is there something I can do to overcome that fear?

Psychotherapy: Ask for help finding a caring supportive psychotherapist. Even if it seems right to prescribe medication, I think talking w/ a therapist will be the best part of what will help you. It's not unreasonable to recognize death as a terrifying thing. People have struggled w/ this since time began. You are not alone and you can get help to find comfort in face of it. Best wishes!

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Can you tell me how I can overcome fear of sudden cardiac death!?

Fear: For my patients with that fear who have no evidence of heart abnormality or family history of sudden death, I spend time reassuring them and explaining their low probability of sudden death. With the occasional patient we have done testing such as ecg, echo and treadmill to document low risk for sudden death to help reassure the patient. Sometimes psychiatric help is needed.

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Is ther a way to overcome my fear of death and stop worrying? Psychologist says existential anxiety. I'm 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.

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I've never had sex without a condom, but I'm still scared to death of hiv. How to overcome this fear?

I've never had sex without a condom, but I'm still scared to death of hiv. How to overcome this fear?

Monogamous relation: In addition to practicing safe sex, it would help to limit the number of sexual partners. It would be good to be in a monogamous relation and both of you could get tested for your peace of mind.

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Since my mom's death from brain cancer 5 yrs ago, have become fearful/preoccupied w/health. Normal reaction? How do I overcome my fears/preoccupation?

Since my mom's death from brain cancer 5 yrs ago, have become fearful/preoccupied w/health. Normal reaction? How do I overcome my fears/preoccupation?

Excessive fear: Being fearful/preoccupied with health 5 yrs later sounds excessive. While reading up on health issues (learning facts) may help somewhat, therapy may help more. A cbt therapist can help you challenge catastrophic thinking about health, while a dynamic therapist could help you explore lingering feelings or conflicts about your mother's illness and death that continue to haunt you.

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How can I get over the death of a friend?

How can I get over the death of a friend?

Find meaning: Only you can decide what your friend's death means in the larger scheme of the universe. You may choose a faith-based answer. You may choose to cherish the good times. You can perhaps have another "bestie" -- your friend who's gone would be glad for you. What I do know is that there are people who go through life without a single quality friendship. You were both fortunate to have had one another.

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How do you really get over death of a grandparent?

How do you really get over death of a grandparent?

Mourning is personal: This question is impossible to answer. ..Our feeling over the loss of a loved person will be painful and intense. This is part of the cycle of life.

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How can I get over my fathers death?

How can I get over my fathers death?

Find meaning: Only you can decide what Dad's death means in the larger scheme of things. Will you seek a faith-based answer? A scientific naturalist's gratitude for the good times? Forgiveness (for him, for you) after the fact? Live as he'd wish you to? Learn from any mistakes so you may perhaps be a better parent yourself? Be glad that you loved your Dad in a world full of loveless homes? Talk to your Dr.?

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My grandmother expired one week agoi get intrusive thoughts about my own death. How to get over this?

My grandmother expired one week agoi get intrusive thoughts about my own death. How to get over this?

It is normal.: It is normal to feel depressed when someone close to you die. You could talk to a counselor to help you through this difficult time. Talking to other family members can also help because they, too, may have the same feelings. Just don't suffer through this alone.

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Is there a best way to get over someone's death?

Grieving: I'm not sure you ever "get over" the death of someone you love -- instead, you gradually work through the pain, integrate the loss, and live a different kind of life than you did before. Grieving a loss takes time and the support of others in your family and community. Sometimes it also requires the support of professionals. Eventually you move forward, changed but still with purpose.