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Top 10 Symptoms of Death Anxiety

Here are the Top 10 Symptoms of Death Anxiety. Do you have them? I talk about each of them below. 

1. Rapid heartbeat
A rapid heart beat, also known as tachycardia, is defined as a heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute. It is a common symptom of death anxiety, and can be caused by the body's fight-or-flight response. It is important to seek medical advice if you experience a rapid heart beat, as it can be a sign of an underlying medical condition.

2. Tight chest
A tight chest is a common symptom of death anxiety. It is characterized by a feeling of pressure or tightness in the chest, accompanied by difficulty breathing. It may be caused by increased levels of stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, which are released in response to fear or anxiety.

3. Shallow breathing
Shallow breathing is a type of breathing in which a person takes small, shallow breaths, usually without filling the lungs with enough air. This can be caused by conditions such as anxiety, asthma, or a respiratory infection.

4. Fear
Fear is an emotion characterized by feelings of anxiety, apprehension, and unease. It is a normal response to potential danger or harm and can be beneficial in helping us to take precautions or flee from danger.

5. Panic
Panic is a sudden intense feeling of fear that is usually accompanied by a sense of impending doom or danger. It can cause physical symptoms such as sweating, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, and difficulty breathing. Panic attacks typically last a few minutes but can be debilitating and can cause the person to feel overwhelmed and helpless.

6. Guilt
Guilt is characterized by feelings of responsibility, regret, and remorse for something wrong that has been done. It is a normal response to behavior that is perceived as wrong or bad and can be beneficial in helping us to recognize and correct our mistakes.

7. Sadness
Sadness is an emotion characterized by feelings of hopelessness, despair, and low spirits. It is a normal response to life events such as loss, disappointment, or trauma and can be beneficial in helping us to process difficult emotions and situations.

8. Despair
Despair is an emotion characterized by feelings of hopelessness, misery, and dejection. It is a normal response to difficult life events or circumstances and can be beneficial in helping us to recognize the need for change or assistance.

9. Avoidance of death-related topics
Avoidance of death-related topics is a coping strategy in which a person consciously or unconsciously avoids discussing certain topics related to death, such as funerals, death certificates, or obituaries. This can be a normal and healthy response to grief or trauma, but can become problematic if it becomes a way of avoiding dealing with difficult emotions.

10. Compulsive behavior or increased religiosity
Compulsive behavior or increased religiosity is a coping strategy in which a person engages in behaviors such as cleaning, praying, or repeating certain phrases that are intended to bring a sense of comfort or control in response to a traumatic event. This can be a normal response to stress or trauma, but can become problematic if it becomes a way of avoiding dealing with difficult emotions.

If you have 3 or more of these then its likely you have death anxiety, especially if one of those is the avoidance of death-related topics. Reach out, I am here to help.


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