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Got of lexapro (escitalopram) and therapy a year ago struggling with my fear of dying. Found a lump in neck 3 weeks ago by vein now losing control. What do I do?

Got of lexapro (escitalopram) and therapy a year ago struggling with my fear of dying. Found a lump in neck 3 weeks ago by vein now losing control. What do I do?

Fear of dying.: This is a bad situation for someone who has a fear of dying - finding something on your body that you now think is going to kill you. Chances are that it won't, but you should have this evaluated, just like anyone else would. Get this lump diagnosed properly and go through the proper treatment path, if needed. ...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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After the death of my parents & best friend, I think I developed a fear of dying. So much I have shake my head get rid of the thought.Any suggestions?

After the death of my parents & best friend, I think I developed a fear of dying. So much I have shake my head get rid of the thought.Any suggestions?

On Death and Dying: Sorry for your loss. Losing loved ones is always painful. A good book by elisabeth kubler ross called on death and dying helped me. So sorry. ...Read more

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How do I fix my overbearing fear of dying?

How do I fix my overbearing fear of dying?

Thanatophobia: Or marked fear of dying that interferes with your life can be addressed through cognitive behavioral therapy. Find a psychologist in your area who provides this type of therapy. ...Read more

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Is there any actual name for the fear of dying ?

Is there any actual name for the fear of dying ?

Thanatophobia: An unusual, intense fear of death or dying is called thanatophobia. A typical amount of fear would be normal and not called a phobia. Treatment of phobias is available for people who have trouble living normal lives due to their phobias. ...Read more

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I am 28 years old and constantly in fear of dying. Is this normal?

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

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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.

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

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How can I overcome my fear of dying? Im 85

How can I overcome my fear of dying? Im 85

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

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How to overcome fear of dying from chemotherapy?

How to overcome fear of dying from chemotherapy?

Support groups: Speak with women who have been through the process. Ask your doctor if there is another patient you could talk with, or if they know of any support groups. ...Read more

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Is fear of dying during labor common?

Is fear of dying during labor common?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy can be a scary time especially if you having complications. It would be understandable to experience fear of dying during labor. Talk to your OB about your concerns and perhaps this may relieve your fear. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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