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   Posted 4/2/2011 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Is being scared to be alone because your afriad your going to die being depressed?

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   Posted 4/2/2011 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Haden,

It sounds like anxiety to me. But you could be suffering from depression also. But when it comes to fears like that, it is most likely anxiety that you have to deal with. But along with it comes depression, so either way, we are here for you.

We have a fabulous anxiety and panic forum, if you would wish to visit that and get some feedback. There are wonderful moderators and members on that forum, or you could stay here or do both. It is totally up to you.

Do keep posting, tell us a little more about your situation so that we can help you out.

Seeing a counselor would probably be a good idea. We all go.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 4/2/2011 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I went through this years ago. I was agoraphobic and it is really scarry but dont thnk you will be like this forever. Get the book panic to power by lucinda bassett. I also took paxil and it helped me alot. First thing you need to do is work on breathing exercises and face your fear. you have to realize that nothing is going to happen to you just because youi are alone. I will give you a example and then you need to work on this
'A= Situation (this is what you are doing at the time you felt bad)
example- Im at home alone

B=Thought or Beleif (This is what you was thinking that made you so anxious or depressed)
example- What if something happens to me while im home alone like I die or go crazy

C= Concequence (This would be a rating of your anxiety or depression or both)
Anxiety 50%
Depression 50%

D= Desensetize your thoughts
Example ask yourself SO what if or what is the liklihood of this happening

So what if I lose my mind I wont know it anyway so everything will be ok
or what is the likihood of me dying while i am alone Im healthy and nothing is going to happen to me.

you have to keep doing this and write it down. It wont change over night but the more you do this the better you will be and you have to face your fear dont give into it you will be ok I promise i was in this situation 15 years ago and i have my own business now and doing fine. I did just have my last daughter move out of the house and so i am going through a little depression and anxiety but i know what it is and i know it will not hurt me and i will be fine. you will to, get that book panic to power and it will help you out to. good luck and god bless you

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   Posted 4/3/2011 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you guys soo much i this will help i just feel it :)
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