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Is there any actual name for the fear of dying ?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Necrophobia
There are actually two terms: thanatophobia -- fear of death, while necrophobia is really the fear of dead things or anything associated with death and dying, including coffins, etc.

In brief: Necrophobia
There are actually two terms: thanatophobia -- fear of death, while necrophobia is really the fear of dead things or anything associated with death and dying, including coffins, etc.
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