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Your Fear of Dying May Also be Known as:
Afraid of dying
Afraid to die

Top 2 Fear of Dying Causes

  1. 1.Panic Disorder

    Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. It causes panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror without true danger. One may feel as if they are losing control or have physical symptoms like sweating or a racing heart.

    You should go see your primary care doctor, who can diagnose you by interview. Most people get better with treatment. Therapy can show you how to recognize and change your thinking patterns before they lead to panic. Medication may be beneficial.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, anxiety, abdominal pain (stomach ache), stomach bloating, depressed mood
    Symptoms that always occur with panic disorder:
    anxiety, impaired social or occupational functioning
    Symptoms that never occur with panic disorder:
    agoraphobia
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Cardiac Tamponade

    Cardiac tamponade is pressure on the heart that occurs when blood or fluid builds up in the space between the heart muscle (myocardium) and the outer covering sac of the heart (pericardium).

    Call 911 immediately. This is a medical emergency that requires rapid diagnosis and intervention.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    being severely ill, fast heart rate in adults, fear of dying, restlessness
    Symptoms that always occur with cardiac tamponade:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Fear of Dying

  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?
  • Q.Are your symptoms causing difficulty at work, socializing, or spending time with friends & family?

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Fear of Dying Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced fear of dying have also experienced:

    • 9% Anxiety
    • 3% Trouble Sleeping
    • 3% Depressed Mood
  • People who have experienced fear of dying were most often matched with:

    • 23% Panic Disorder
    • 4% Cardiac Tamponade

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