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Can someone help me. I need some advice on what to do. I have

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Can someone help me. I need some advice on what to do. I have a irrational anf severe fear of dying and the world ending. What should I do? It's taking over my life. I can't sleep and I randomly having thoughts about it all the time.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi. How long has this been going on and have you seen a doctor about it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

On and off for a years, but over the past week it has been getting worse and I haven't no.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK Auriol. How exactly can I help you with this?
Have you spoken to anyone about it--family, friends, etc?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

My family know I am scared of it and that it does terrify me. But not told anyone else. My family think it is stupid and I shouldnt think of it. But I can't help it.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Would you be willing to see a doctor about it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Perhaps. What could they do?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
You need to see a clinical PhD psychologist who is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy.

It's a way of taking your irrational thoughts and fears and working on arguing against them until they no longer control your life.

It's very effective but you have to make the first step and ask for the help
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Shall I go and see a doctor, because it is hard to do this in the UK and at my GP.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Where exactly do you live?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

In the North of England.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Yes but near what large town or city?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

The largest city near me would be Sheffield.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
http://sheffieldcbt.co.uk/

I suggest you call this facility and arrange for a meeting with a therapist there
Dr. Chip and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Okay, thank you. I will try them. Thank you very much for your help.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
My pleasure but let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Okay, I will let you know. Hopefully they will be able to help as it is a very bad fear.

I will keep you posted.

Thank you again.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I'm sure they will help