When it comes to the dying process, people often fear being in intense pain, feeling humiliated, and burdening or hurting others. Many people have inaccurate assumptions about the dying process, making it important to evaluate and challenge those beliefs. Examining how palliative care might help with physical pain is one way to challenge one's assumptions about the dying process.
Improve Health Anxiety with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
How Information Processing Biases can Increase Health Anxiety
With health anxiety, we have unhelpful or inaccurate core beliefs about health and illness. These beliefs lead us to process information ...
Fear of Death: How CBT Can Decrease Fears of the Dying Process
When it comes to the dying process, people often fear being in intense pain, feeling humiliated, and burdening or hurting others. Many pe...
- Death anxiety is a common experience among those who are anxious about their health.
- Death anxiety can be treated with cognitive restructuring (i.e., challenging unhelpful assumptions about death and dying).
- Death anxiety can also be treated through exposure therapy (i.e., systematically exposing oneself to death-related concepts).