What death anxiety looks like: Therapist shares insights



Published on Dec 26, 2023 06:00 AM IST

  • From the fear of the unknown after death to concerns related to the mortality of the dear ones, here are a few signs of death anxiety.

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Published on Dec 26, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Death anxiety refers to the overwhelming anxiety related to sudden death. We keep overthinking about death and how things are temporary – this further gives us the sense of losing out of time. “It is normative to occasionally think about death from time to time, but when it gets in the way of your daily life, it becomes obsessional and problematic,” wrote Therapist Maythal Eshaghian.(Unsplash)

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We may fear that we will meet with sudden accidents and be injured, or worse, dead. This fear makes us be more careful. (Unsplash)
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We may fear that we will meet with sudden accidents and be injured, or worse, dead. This fear makes us be more careful. (Unsplash)

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We are often so preoccupied with the thought of dying that we have difficulty in focusing on the matters at hand. (Unsplash)
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We are often so preoccupied with the thought of dying that we have difficulty in focusing on the matters at hand. (Unsplash)

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We consciously avoid situations that are related to death or remind us of death. Funerals and cemeteries make us overthink. (Unsplash)
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We consciously avoid situations that are related to death or remind us of death. Funerals and cemeteries make us overthink. (Unsplash)

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We are also extremely concerned about the mortality of our near and dear ones and often imagine how it would hurt us when they die. (Unsplash)
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We are also extremely concerned about the mortality of our near and dear ones and often imagine how it would hurt us when they die. (Unsplash)

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We fear that we may die soon and leave our dear ones behind. The fear of the unknown after death also makes us anxious.(Unsplash)
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We fear that we may die soon and leave our dear ones behind. The fear of the unknown after death also makes us anxious.(Unsplash)

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