thanatophobia is compulsive, uncontrollable fear of sudden death, which is a very common phobia.Most people are afraid of death, but the paradox thanatophobia is that people are afraid of the unknown.The emergence of the usual fear associated with situations of threat to the individual and it is aimed at real or imaginary danger. With thanatophobia everything is different: it occurs despite the threat to humans and all its essence (sense) revolves around death.
fear of death - the reasons
thanatophobia occurs for reasons beyond our control.Before we were born, we do not know, do not remember, we simply do not have, we stayed in nothingness.So if you travel back to the end of life, it appears that the fear associated with not knowing what will happen to us next, and the realization that we do not have in any capacity.
While we are alive - there is no death, but with her arrival, our life ends.Nobody can tell what death is and whether it is evil for the man, but her fear.
How to get rid of the fear of death?On this theme, you can philosophize, as many fear death and try to move away from her, so she is not caught themselves.Death, however, still comes to everyone, so we can not distance themselves and move away from the patient, as well as a dying man, betraying him in the difficult times of life.
How appears the fear of sudden death?Often, the trigger button acts thanatophobia bereavement.However, it is enough to penetrate the consciousness of the frightening image that is associated with the end of life.Not the least role in this played by the media, that run in our psyche the idea of death.The man begins to think about death, what it is and how he will die.On all these issues the consciousness of looking for answers and begin a painful soul searching.Only the development of a person seeking answers to existential eternal questions.Most of them are associated with the existential anxiety, which consists in the threat of nothingness.Thus thanatophobia is a natural process of thinking about the idea of the finiteness of its existence.
thanatophobia How to get rid of?First of all, we should try to understand this fear, because it is fraught with the fear of the unknown, and people tend to understand the desire of the unknown, but it is possible only after death.
thanatophobia exposed to inquisitive and very educated people, which is caused by the desire to control everything in your life, but death can not be controlled.
thanatophobia often out of fear of sudden death commit debilitating medical checkups to make sure your health at the slightest suspicion of the disease.
Fear of death is a challenge for human rights and in the future may develop obsessive-compulsive disorder, hypochondriasis, delusional thoughts.People with open fear of sudden death is really fear of circumstances related to the act of death.Thanatophobia fear being helpless, to feel pain, and severe illness ill and losing dignity.
Many thanatophobia not too worried about his own life, but they are going through and experiencing the fear of death for the family.This often applies to young parents and single parents.Their anxiety is related to fear in regard financial security of his family.Fear of death in children are often worried parents.This destroys the feeling inside, and strongly inhibits the parent strains.As for children, they often lack the knowledge to understand death, which confuses them completely.
Tanatofiya - symptoms
Tanatofiya diagnosed if the symptoms listed below occur within six months.Thanatophobia inherent in compulsive behavior, disturbed sleep, insomnia, loss of appetite, low sexual activity, worry, anxiety, psychic anxiety, negative emotions, inappropriate behavior, increased susceptibility.
People suffering from thanatophobia often diagnosed and related phobias: fear funeral, tombstones, ghosts, and other symbols of death.
Tanatofiya - treatment
for diagnosis and treatment thanatophobia necessary to refer to mental health professionals.
fear of sudden death can be successfully treated by hypnosis.Suffice 4 sessions and start to improve, and after 8 sessions phobia usually leaves a person forever.
In some cases, overcoming the fear of death is carried out by means of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.
obsessive fear of death of many people associated with religious beliefs, and has a personal character.In this case, it is necessary and useful to seek the help of a spiritual leader, but psychotherapy is not excluded.
Overcoming the fear of death
The moment of awareness of the existence of death in the world, which takes the most beloved of this life, the person begins to boil sense of injustice and a sense of the destroyed world.At the same time build a constructive outlook that death is inevitable, and all coming out.But there is also a destructive or neurotic perception of death as a tragedy and should be avoided.Death itself is hostile to life and serves catastrophic violation of truth and harmony of the world.Assume that our body is immortal and lives permanently.But this is absurd.Over time, life will seem much worse than death, because man lives in a pore, and its shape is molded and endlessly going through it all over again.So the death of the necessary and desired process.
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