Q&A

Death Anxiety

Death Anxiety

How can CBT help patients who are anxious about facing their own mortality? Clinical psychologist Rachel Menzies offers insights on thanatophobia.

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What does it feel like to have death anxiety?
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How does fear of death develop in a person? And why would fear of death just suddenly appear in one's mind?
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How are thanatophobia and OCD related? What are some of the typical compulsions for people with thanatophobia?
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What are best practices for dealing with obsessive thoughts about one's own death? What are best practices for dealing with obsessive thoughts about the death of loved ones?
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How can CBT help with patients who know that they are dying (e.g., end stages of cancer)? How about other approaches such as ACT? Is there a common concept among these different approaches?
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