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Remedies For Fear Of Dying
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
Fear of Death: This is very common. Most among us just learn to shut off this fear and to avoid thinking or talking about it. But, getting to a place of peace about how short life is can bring you a serenity that will lead to a better life. I often recommend the book "who dies" to a patient who is particularly bothered by the realization that death is real. ...Read more
Why do I have constant fear of dying? I also have constant fear of my fiancé dying? It's beginning to take over my life.
Thanatophobia: Fear of death can interfere greatly with your activities of daily living. It is definitely related to anxiety. I recommend seeking help immediately. Have your doc refer you to a therapist or psychologist or even a psychiatrist. You may be started directory on medication or begin initially with mood modifying therapies. ...Read more
Fear of dying: Many people fear dying, and yet we all face this eventuality. You aren't alone. Finding someone to talk with about your fear is important. Family members can be a comfort, but they may be frightened also -- and not so able to help you with this specific fear.Your doctor can be a good place to start, along with possibly your spiritual or religious leader. Psychotherapists may also be able to help. ...Read more
Ever since I got pneumonia in March, I have a major fear of dying of cancer. I cannot stop this. Want my life back. Please ?
Fear unjustified: The presence of pneumonia is noted on Chest X ray as inflammation in an area of lung parenchyma not associated with presence of mass. By definition tumors of lung require a defined mass to be noted in bronchial area or in lung tissue usually in proximity to mediastinum. PET/CAT can resolve any dx if mass is found in association with pneumonia. Mass also dx by FNA of lesion if one noted. ...Read more
Absolutely: Depending on the hospice, it might be a social worker, or nurse, or chaplain. But most people are fearful of dying, and it's important to address it. So encourage your friend to find the right person for him or her. Talking through this is very beneficial for most patients, because it can ease fears, and help people plan and draw on their own resources. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is health anxiety? Why do I have a fear of dying? Why when I get any illness do I suddenly think Cancer??
Think of Hiccups: Your fears are not uncommon. But you are getting stuck in your fears and it sounds like they are replaying themselves in your head. Think of them as forging a groove in your brain every time they pop up -a groove that gets deeper and deeper, so your brain finds it easy to go there. Asking why only serves to deepen the groove - which represents that your fear is real. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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