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Ralph LMHC, Therapist
Category: Mental Health
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Experience:  20+ years as therapist, supervisor, clinic director at mental health, substance abuse treatment ctrs
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hi, i think i need some kind of help, i have an emense fear

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i think i need some kind of help,
i have an emense fear of death and dying to the point its ruining my life, a headache is now a stroke, a leg pain is a blood clot, indegestion is my heart etc, i have now given up horse riding as i know feel i could fall and die, cars no they could crash even down to being alone in the house! i will wake the children up if my husband not here to sit with me in case i pass out, please help its affecting my life and im sure im now even feeling pain ten times worse!
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 7 years ago.
<p>Hello,</p><p>I believe that you may be sufferieng from hypochondriasis which is often called a health phobia- Where one fears or is excessively fearful or preoccupied with having a serious illness. I believe that this would make you a candidate for psychotherapy even though it is difficult to treat. A good, extensivel physical, with bloods and appropriate testing may be inorder to rule out something real and to reassure you of your probable good condition at 25. Despite it it's difficulty in treatment cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT in conjunction SSRI antidepressants has been scientifically demonstrated to be an effective form of treatment. </p><p>If you have found this information helpful, please press the accept button which lets me know that I have been helped and allows me to be compensated for my time. Of course feedback is always appreciated.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Ralph LMHC</p><p> </p>