I don't want to live like this and no matter how much I try to talk myself down, I cant beat it. Is there any type of special therapy that would help me deal with this?
In order to feel better and make the anxiety go down, we usually seek out some kind of proof the situation is really OK - like going to the doctor and ER. Usually people feel better for a while, then there is a new twinge, or a flutter beat of your heart, so a new pain or trouble sleeping and the cycle starts over again.
There are talk therapies designed to address overly intense fears. Exposure therapy is one of the main types shown to be effective in helping people cope with and reduce overwhelming and obsessive fears. Supportive therapy and grief counseling might also be appropriate if there are issues related to the loss of your loved one that are a part of your recent concerns.
It's not appropriate for me to provide direct advice about how you should handle your situation, but I can confirm there are psychotherapies designed to address the type of situation you describe in your question. If you are interested in seeking professional help, look for a therapist who has experience with exposure therapy to treat phobias and medical fears. Clinicians in this area often describe themselves as using a cognitive-behavioral therapy or CBT approach. Specific mention of exposure therapy with response prevention and experience with medical phobias/fears could be helpful.
I hope this information was helpful.
Brandi Buchanan, PhD
taught how to apply the technique when needed. Relaxation techniques are also frequently taught in CBT.
Dr. William Golden
Wishing you well,
Rosalyn Eig, LCSW, BCD
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