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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_anxiety_(psychology)

Death anxiety is anxiety which is caused by thoughts of death. One source defines death anxiety as a "feeling of dread, apprehension or solicitude (anxiety) when one thinks of the process of dying, or ceasing to 'be'". It is also referred to as thanatophobia (fear of death), and is distinguished from necrophobia, which is a  ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/karl-a-pillemer-phd/fear-of-death_b_4075769.html

Oct 16, 2013 ... So I decided to bite the bullet, look 80, 90, and 100-year olds in the eye, and ask them: “When people reach your age, they begin to realize that there are more years behind them than in front of them. What are your feelings about the end of life?” We discussed what they thought about dying and whether it ...

www.quora.com/Why-are-people-afraid-of-dying

Natural Selection discovered a great strategy for driving animals away from objects and actions likely to hurt them: fear. Since I'm scared of lions, I don't try to pet them, and by not doing that, I have more chances of surviving and having children than someone who isn't scared of lions. The person who isn't scared of lions ...

www.gotquestions.org/fear-death-scared-dying.html

Many people believe they shouldn't die because they have too much to live for. Often, this means they have responsibilities and unfinished business that wouldn' t be taken care of if they were gone. But having people and things you are responsible for won't keep you from dying if it's your time. Doing what you can to make ...

time.com/4217039/why-are-old-people-less-scared-of-dying

Feb 10, 2016 ... The way so many older people manage the psychic jujitsu of being contented with what their short-term future holds has long mystified scientists. "You'd think people would get more anxious as they age," says Thomas Pyszczynski, professor of psychology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/symptoms/fear-of-dying

You can have a fear of death without having an anxiety disorder, since death is something that most people fear at some point in their lives. ... If you go out of your way to avoid social situations, or you are intensely afraid of anything that even resembles danger to the point where it causes significant disruption in your life, ...

www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2017/jul/25/we-fear-death-but-what-if-dying-isnt-as-bad-as-we-think

Jul 25, 2017 ... And we're too scared to talk about it. A ComRes survey from 2014 found that eight in ten Brits are uncomfortable talking about death, and only a third have written a will. But we don't need to worry so much, according to new research comparing our perception of what it's like to die with the accounts people ...

bigthink.com/in-their-own-words/two-reasons-the-fear-of-death-is-universal

Many people are interested in the possibility of the human mind or the human personality surviving death, not because they want to survive, but because they can't endure the otherwise the final loss of loved ones. But the other side is that we're afraid of dying because there may be an instinctual basis to it, something which ...

www.wireclub.com/topics/philosophy/conversations/TfjyogMAAAAAFEW_0

Jun 15, 2011 ... What should scare you more is being alive. Way more can happen and for a longer period of time. Death! Poof and it's over.. Now living that is a great challenge and that can cause more fear than dying. Obsessing over death is just a waste of precious life. I don't think people fear dying, just how they are to ...