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Does anyone suffer from Thanatophobia?

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Hi, I suffer from Thanatophobia (the fear of death/dying) and sometimes when I think to hard about it I'll get panic attacks, and one of them recently caused me to start suffering from depersonaliztion. I don't feel like anything is real anymore and my sense of physical touch is all wonky. I also am starting to feel like I'm only alive when I'm dreaming and I was just wondering if anyone had similar things going on. Thanks
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Hi! Yes I have a similar symptoms! Except mine is less myself dying than a constant fear of someone close to me dying. It's been a pretty recurring thought with my dpdr and it gives me tremendous anxiety and panic. I'm working through this is therapy though. I'm sure once our brains go back to normal and anxiety goes down I'm sure this fear will lessen. I don't know about you but I didn't obsess over death until dpdr.
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Also CBT therapy or EMDR therapy might be help you to work past this phobia. Might be something to look into if you are interested ☺
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