Fear of losing someone you love

Posted by Ankush Ramnani on June 2nd, 2021

Fear of losing somone you love. 

  • Thantophobia is considered as a type of anxiety that has something to do with the fear of death, the dying process, or losing someone you love. This phobia can leave a person having a difficult time of coping with feelings of panic or worry and negative thought patterns. 
  • It should be noted that thantophobia cannot be recognized in a particular diagnostic criteria that mental health experts use. Instead, its symptoms are paired with the diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder. 
  • The word thantophobia originated from the Greek words thanato and phobia that mean death and fear respectively. Thantophobia is also called thanatophobia.
  • People who experience thantophobia often find that the symptoms they feel are aggravated or triggered every time their thoughts drift to dying or death. 
  • Thantophobia also has physical manifestations such as frequent panic attacks and increased feelings of anxiety. People may also experience dizzy spells, sweating, nausea, and heart palpitations. 

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