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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...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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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?

PSYCHOTHERAPY: I suggest psychotherapy to find the cause of the extreme fear. This could be several different things, and hypnosis as a blanket treatment seems inadequate - like having an infection and putting anesthitic on a painful lesion without knowing the cause. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get over the death of my dog?

Can you tell me how to get over the death of my dog?

Grieving hurts but: is important. For help please see: http://www.petloss.com/ ...Read more

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How much time must it take a person to get over the death of a loved one?

How much time must it take a person to get over the death of a loved one?

Grieving: Remember that we all die. Those that are grieving may need support and encouragement to go on, but time is the great healer. Most of us recover fairly quickly and within months are better, but if this persists, counseling may be helpful from friends, clergy, psychologists, etc. Try and find meaningful substitutes for your loss and try and imagine how the one you lost would want you to recover. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over the death of a child, if that's possible to do?

How long does it take to get over the death of a child, if that's possible to do?

Depends: I don't believe that the sadness ever goes away completely, but life can still be enjoyed. It is extremely important to consult with your physician to be evaluated for depression, which it different than being sad. Also, seeing a very good therapist who has experience in dealing with loss can be very helpful. ...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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What should I do to help someone get over a death of a father?

What should I do to help someone get over a death of a father?

Just be there: A grieving person needs time and loving support to get over a loss of someone as important as a parent. Just spend time sitting with her. Encourage her to talk about her father as much as she wants. Don't ask that she stop crying. Crying is a release. Remind your friend that her father lives on in spirit and will never stop loving her. ...Read more

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My baby brother died an hour after birth.How can I get over his death?

My baby brother died an hour after birth.How can I get over his death?

Find a Therapist: Find a therapist in your area that you can talk to about your grief. If you are in school, you can talk to your school counselor about these issues. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could get over my depression over my grandfather's recent death?

Can you tell me how i could get over my depression over my grandfather's recent death?

Grieving: Do you have friends or relatives that you can talk with about your loss? Consider talking with a pastor, therapist or a psychologist to help you work through your grief. Take care. ...Read more

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How do you get over the depression?, more like , how do you get over being scared of death or dying someday?

How do you get over the depression?, more like , how do you get over being scared of death or dying someday?

Psychotherapy: It is likely that the known fear, of death or dying, is actually masking an unknown fear that seems worse. The purpose of psychotherapy is to uncover the unknown fear so you no longer use fear of dying to cover it up. The good news is that the unknown fear is probably something that the child was afraid of and that the adult would not be afraid of. ...Read more

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How can I get over fear of sudden cardiac death!?

How can I get over fear of sudden cardiac death!?

Sudden cardiac death: Read the info in the link here. And if you aren't in one of the high risk groups there, realize that your chances of SCD are extremely low. If this doesn't help you might need to get some psychologic therapeutic aid to help redirect your attention more productively.


http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/sudden-cardiac-death?page=1 ...Read more

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HOW DO I HELP MY MOTHER GET OVER ANXIEITY WHEN THE ROOT CAUSE IS FEAR OF ILLNESS AND DEATH TAKES LEXAPRO (escitalopram)?

HOW DO I HELP MY MOTHER  GET OVER ANXIEITY WHEN THE ROOT CAUSE IS FEAR OF ILLNESS  AND DEATH TAKES LEXAPRO (escitalopram)?

Is she the 86-year-: old female in your handle? A doctor who specializes in treating the elderly, a geriatric specialist, can determine if she is a candidate for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. If no such specialist is available, her primary care provider can refer her to a psychologist who provides therapy for folks her age. Concerns about illness & death are a little more reality-based at 86 than in the young. ...Read more