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Panic Attacks Fear Of Dying
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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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