Excessive Fear

Irrational or excessive fear is called phobia. Everybody gets scared of something, which is normal, but extreme fear can result in anxiety and interfere with your daily life. Common phobias include insects, height, driving, enclosed place, and needles.

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I am currently jobless, which makes me anxious. What should I do to overcome this?

Query: Hello doctor, Currently, I am jobless, and I am in extreme fear. I got a call for three interviews but no response from the employer. I have become very restless and full of tension. From January till this day, I have left four companies. I feel I have lost all my confidence and strength to stand ...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. Why are you so tensed and anxious all the time? We all make mistakes in life, but we return to daily life by carefully assessing our decisions so that similar findings will or should not be repeated in the future. U...  Read Full »

I am terrified of dentists and needles, but I have to get some fillings done. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am terrified of dentists and needles. My front tooth is decaying. Please check the photo. There is a hole in the back and black marks on the front. Also, I need fillings to other teeth. Kindly advise me.  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I would like to tell you that there is nothing to be fearful about dentists. You will be given 100% care during your every visit. You have just to understand the fact that it is your oral problem, which is being corrected and co-operate for that. ...  Read Full »

During my blood test, the phlebotomist was not gloved up. Is there a chance of contracting the infection from this?

Query: Hi doctor, In the past two months, I got various blood tests like cardiac enzymes, complete blood tests, cancer markers, etc.It was my first time, and I was worried about catching HIV or other infections through needle pricks. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. There is no need to worry about infections as the health workers draw the sample with a single-use syringe and in an aseptic condition. They wear gloves to avoid direct contact and sanitize their hands before the proced...  Read Full »

How to control head tremors induced by anxiety on making eye contact with people?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old female. I have head tremors that are caused by anxiety. It happens when I make eye contact with people and in anxiety-inducing situations, which are usually social situations. It has been ongoing for about five years now. I have tried Propranolol, Quetiapine, and Sertra...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about your symptoms: 1) In which body parts do you get tremors? 2) Are these tremors happen at rest or happen while trying to do some activity by hands, for example, writing, holding a cup, glass, spoon, some object in hand...  Read Full »

Will Clonazepam help in overcoming insecurities faced around people due to anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I have depression and anxiety. I have excessive anxiety affecting my ability to work at my job and feeling insecure around one colleague. I had a similar episode that prevented me from working on the same shift as the staff that I am anxious around. Currently not on any medication. I use...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may have a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it. It would be best if you tried to follow the below guidelines to deal with it: 1) You should do exercises daily for 30 to 45 minutes, like at least going for a walk. 2) You should...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to get treatment in a hospital for a patient with depression and bipolar personality?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad went into a kind of depression last year. It has been a year now, and he still has not come out of it. Nor have there been signs of improvement. During the earlier months, it was just fright and anxiousness. He would cry and stuff. During the middle months, it turned more into a f...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms which you have mentioned point towards psychiatric illness. First of all, you should take him to visit the psychiatric doctor. The doctor will examine him thoroughly through medical history, progression of symptoms, duration of symptoms, and other vita...  Read Full »

How to help my wife overcome the fear of coronavirus pandemic?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is 33 years old with a height of 58 kilograms and a height of five feet seven inches. My wife is scared about the health concerns of our family due to coronavirus. Sometimes she is not able to sleep and none of my family members is suffering from the disease. She is obsessively cle...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, you must stop watching all news channels and stop talking about corona pandemic with her. You can see news maximum for half an hour a day and get updated about it. Keep your wife busy and try to make her spend time on her hobbies. She can start to do meditati...  Read Full »

I am scared of getting diseases. Is it due to illness anxiety disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know what is happening to me. Before three weeks, I had panic attacks when my father made a negative comment to me. My dad has a brother and he has schizophrenia. I am scared about this disorder. I do not want to have it. I have contacted some therapists and they all think that...  Read Full »


Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer these questions to provide you a proper diagnosis. Please mention whether you have any symptoms of schizophrenia, hearing any unknown voice continuously or any running commentary goes on your mind while doing any actions. Please mention whether you have an...  Read Full »

Why am I scared of being touched?

Query: Hello doctor, I am scared of being touched. This does not apply to my family or close friends. I feel like this started maybe because of the complicated relationship I have with my dad or due to sexual harassment by a guy by touching me. I remember that there was one time where I froze up and could...  Read Full »


Dr. E. Easodhavidhya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your queries and believe I have fairly understood your issues. However, a few things could help me answer your concern better, which are missing. From the query, I understand the main issue here is being scared of getting touched. Did this start after...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest tips to overcome cancer phobia.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cancer phobia. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. But I need details about your symptoms of phobia, duration, frequency, severity, associated factor, etc. Try to follow the below lifestyle to deal with it. 1. Do exercises daily for 30 - 45 minutes, like at least going for a walk...  Read Full »

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