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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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Everyone at one point suffers from the fear of dying; we are running on borrowed time. The mere phenomenon of self-awareness makes us realize that we are finite beings and that death is imminent and therefore cannot be prevented.

It's a very human thing to do, worry about death, that is. But to constantly ruminate about it, is as unhealthy as ruminating whether snickers is better than butterfingers. What an analogy you might say, it sounds ridiculous to compare both this way and yet when you think about it, that is the whole point: It's ridiculous to overthink about death!
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