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Do I suffer from Thanatophobia?

So I am wondering if I suffer from Thanatophobia, The fear of death. Ever since I was little I have always been attending funerals. I was born into an older family and I have been to countless funerals. When I was in first or second grade my grandfather (of whom I was very close to) past away. It was then that I believed I was going to die and I would panic and my heart would race every time I believed I was going to die. I believed this so much so it began to affect my daily life so my mother sent me to a psychologist. It has been better but it never completely went away. While it no longer so much affects my daily life things still trigger it. If I am sick I suddenly think I am going to die and I panic and my heart races or anything like that. Even watching a show about the end of world may trigger it because than I start thinking I will die. The end of the world means the end of me and I panic or even a song about the end or anything just about.

Do I suffer from Thanatophobia?

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FunnyLittleFrog

I'm afraid of death too. It's natural.

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yes

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wow well obviously the world isnt going to end until your dead besides i heard going up to heaven is awesome it is better then being down where we are so yes you probably are suffering from it i dont want to die either but its life unless you become reancarnated

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You have anxiety disorder that can be well treated.

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I'm now 78 and many don't live thatlong. I don't have to pay onnmy life insurance any more.I really don't
Fear death as it will come soon with my multiple Scrosis and my serious curve in my spine. many doctors don't
Like to take on a patient with the unworkable of a spine with serious problems. one of my doctors blames my back problems will hasten my deteration of my eye sight

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God bless!
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Oh wow, well then you will be in my prayers. I wish you the best!
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http://voices.yahoo.com/thanatophobia-causes-symptoms-diagnosis-2173154.html

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being afraid of the unknown is sometimes frightening. ... think scary movies. its also very, very natural. we're all with you :-)... promise.

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yes you are.. but eventually you need to come to the realization that everybody has a death date(specific day there going to die).

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