Is Fear Of Suicide A Phobia?
is fear of suicide a phobia? I beg for an answer
Hello Annisa, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Fear is a natural feeling to be felt by a human, but if the fear of a certain thing arises excessively, then this condition is called a phobia.
Fear of committing suicide or death is reasonable enough to be felt by humans, and as long as the fear is not excessive to cause some symptoms such as nausea, panic, being hysterical, dizzy, short of breath, trembling, or confusion, it is generally not included into a phobia.
If indeed by hearing those words alone you are already terrified or triggered the emergence of complaints as mentioned above, it is possible that phobias do occur, but to ensure you can consult further with a psychiatric specialist (psychiatrist).
I hope this helps.