Fear of dying
Fear of dying anxiety and anxiety attack symptom:
You fear that what you have is terminal and nobody knows. You may also fear that the chest pains are a deadly heart attack or that the shooting pains in your head are the result of a tumor or aneurysm. You feel that any one of the symptoms you experience are life threatening. You feel an intense fear when you think of dying, or you may think of it more often than normal, or can’t get it out of your mind.
You may also fear leaving your family/loved ones behind and on their own. You may have a 'sense' that you may die soon or that you have an ongoing fear of death and its implications.
NOTE: There are direct physiological and psychological reasons why anxiety symptoms occur. The Recovery Support area contains detailed information about common anxiety symptoms including what they are, why they occur, and what you can do to eliminate them. It includes the anxiety symptom fear of dying.
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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated April 2015.