TIL of “Psychogenic death” – when a person gives up on life mentally and dies usually within days. The phenomenon occurs when someone experiences a trauma they feel they cannot escape, and the person views death as their only option.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/health-care-news/articles/2018-09-27/yes-people-can-die-from-giving-up-on-life

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  1. Im pretty sure thats how my grandmother went. She was 91, relatively functional and healthy but developed a problem swallowing. It was confirmed as a throat cancer. No chemo, no biopsy. about two weeks from the diagnosis, my cousin rented a hospital bed and got a hospice nurse in her living room, and a few days after that the nurse told us that her time was close because she heard my grandmothers death rattle.

    Honestly, im glad she went like that. It was somewhat peaceful, and she didn’t have to go through horrible cancer treatment and got to die in the house she lived in for 70 years

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