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I keep having horrible anxiety/panic attacks fear of dying. Am i going crazy?

I keep having horrible anxiety/panic attacks fear of dying. Am i going crazy?

People often fear : That they are going crazy when they experience panic attacks. A panic attack doesn't mean that you are crazy but some people can develop feelings as if they are unreal or the world around them isn't real (during a panic attack). Panic attacks are treatable. Get help. ...Read more

Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...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 have a large fear of getting sick causing panic attacks, what to do?

I have a large fear of getting sick causing panic attacks, what to do?

1st step is : Talking with a therapist about why you are afraid of getting sick. Have you been sick or has someone close to you been very sick? Then discuss the ways to overcome the fear. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one possible way more insight oriented therapy is another. Let us know how it goes, good luck! ...Read more

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How can you get over panic attacks and fear?

How can you get over panic attacks and fear?

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective treatments for panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. Cbt teaches you the connection between your thoughts, feelings, physiological arousal, and avoidance behaviors. You ultimately learn how to overcome panic through "exposure" to situations & sensations that you fear in a "graduated" yet time-limited fashion. ...Read more

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Can counseling help me if I have constant panic attacks and fear of death?

Medication too: Counseling can certainly help, especially if your find a therapist that will address your spirituality. A pastor might also help to understand that death is nothing to fear. For your panics, however, medication can go a long way toward managing them. ...Read more

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I really feel like giving up on life. I can't take any more painful panic attacks or flashbacks. I live in fear that ill be hurt again.

I really feel like giving up on life. I can't take any more painful panic attacks or flashbacks.  I live in fear that ill be hurt again.

Don't: Never give up. Things can always improve and symptoms get better. You never know when things could change. Please continue to try tthat are usually different treatments or approachs or people that can make a big difference. Even miracles can and do happen. Keep talking. Get support. Yell for help. Tell your doctors. ...Read more

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My anxiety and panic attacks are due to my fear that i may have a serious illness that has not been diagnosed yet. I'm worried everyday. Please help me.

My anxiety and panic attacks are due to my fear that i may have a serious illness that has not been diagnosed yet. I'm worried everyday. Please help me.

Treat anxiety ASAP : I am sorry you are having such a hard time. Certainly see a doctor about your physical health, but your most urgent problem is your severe and consistent anxiety which maybe related to any one of a number of underlying problems including panic disorder, ocd, generalized anxiety disorder or somatoform disorder. It is critical that you seek professional help immediately to relieve your suffering. ...Read more

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How is extreme fear explained when there is no specific phobia or experience of panic attacks ?

Atypical anxiety: Extreme fear can occur in extreme generalizing anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Can also occur in organically caused anxiety disorder, anxiety caused by alcohol or drugs including medications, or in anxiety disorder not otherwise specified. Extreme fear is also felt it in pre-psychotic or psychotic disorders, especially paranoid disorder. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and panic attacks.I have a fear I might have schizophrenia.Is it true if I'm aware and scared of it, that's a sign that I don't have it?

I have anxiety and panic attacks.I have a fear I might have schizophrenia.Is it true if I'm aware and scared of it, that's a sign that I don't have it?

Schizo?: Schizophrenics lack insight if not treated, however, an evaluation is recommended by a mental health professional to alleviate the fears you have. ...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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Fear Of Dying (Definition)

Fear of dying is a clinical finding in which a person is fearful of dying. While generally this is a normal fear, some experience constant fear of dying as well as beliefs that any medical conditions ...Read more