Death Anxiety

Patricia Furer, PhD

Clinical psychologist
Anxiety Disorders Program
St. Boniface General Hospital
Winnipeg, Canada

Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Health Psychology
University of Manitoba

Dr. Furer describes death anxiety, when to seek help, and treatment.

Interviewed by Jean Kaplan Teichroew, ADAA Director of Communications

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For Consumers

Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death, by Irvin D. Yalom. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008)

The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch. (New York: Hyperion, 2008).
A personal account of living and dying with pancreatic cancer.

Life Lessons, by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross and D. Kessler. (New York: Scribner, 2000)

Death: The Final Stage of Growth,
by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross. (New York: Touchstone (1975)

For Clinicians

Treating Health Anxiety and Fear of Death: A Practitioner's Guide (Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders), by Patricia Furer, John R. Walker,  Murray B. Stein (New York: Springer, 2007)

How We Die, by Nuland, S.B. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf ,1994)

Furer, P., & Walker, J.R. (2008). Death anxiety: A cognitive behavioral approach. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 22, 167-182.

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