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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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My fiance is so obsessed with getting pregnant. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My fiance is so obsessed with getting pregnant, she is 17 years old, and she does not want me to touch her in any way. She does not want to touch herself, and she washes her hands a lot. She is scared of everything like she thinks she can get pregnant somehow. Pleases help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Maybe your fiance is suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. There is an obsessive fear of getting pregnant, which is arising out of this illness. Repeated handwashing is also a type of compulsive act results from obsession. It would be in her best interest if ...  Read Full »

Why do I get anxious on seeing attractive girl?

Query: Hello doctor, I have extreme anxiety when I see an attractive girl. I feel like escaping from that place at that moment. I intentionally avoid going out and limit myself to home only to avoid attractive girls, I even stopped watching TV to avoid this. I believe this symptom may have started with a b...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to People develop a fear of various things due to some bad past experiences. Some get over them with time while for some people it gets worse. If your past still haunts you and is the reason for developing these fears then you need to undergo some therapy sessions. You ...  Read Full »

I am scared of getting diseases. Is it due to 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 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 »

A 5-year-old boy is scared of dark at night after getting anesthetized for dental surgery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, The 5-year-old boy weighs 80 pounds and is 4 feet tall. He takes inhalers for asthma. He had dental surgery a month ago and since then refuses to sleep in his bed. He had to be sedated to be anesthetized and during surgery stopped breathing briefly. He had to be sedated again after he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your boy was likely frightened by the anesthetic experience while having dental surgery a month ago. As the boy's grandparents, continue to support him as he will gradually overcome the fear of dark and will be able to sleep in his own bed again. Apart from this spec...  Read Full »

How can feeling of guilt and fear be managed?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling very stressed for some issues. I am having a feeling of guilt and fear. How to cope with it?  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have reported feeling stressed for the past 5 days due to some issues. Were you completely normal before 5 days? It is common to feel stressed when faced with difficult life circumstances. You can follow these strategies to manage stress till you get better. 1...  Read Full »

Why am I having fear about something bad happening along with crying?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a student. l am from a very poor family, preparing for the entrance exam and need selection to help my parents. I live alone, away from my home for study. From the past four months, I am struggling with a continuous fear, that my house is weak and it may break and my parents may g...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your history is clear that you have relapse depressive symptoms along with anxiety symptoms. You have obvious reasons for your symptoms like you live away from your home, poverty, basic needs of life like home and your sensitive personality like you are most of the time u...  Read Full »

What medications can help manage my fear and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having fear and anxiety for four weeks. For the first four days, I took Alprax 25 mg. There were no improvements. Then, I took Olanzapine 5 mg for four days but it caused strange behavior. MRI of the brain indicates that everything is normal. Then after changing the doctor,...  Read Full »

Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your situation and I empathize with you. Fear and anxiety do not come without any reason. You mentioned that you have been suffering from this issue for the past one month. So, did you face any situations or conditions that provoked your anxiety? Med...  Read Full »

I fear losing my dear ones and this leads to a lack of concentration in simple tasks. kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have fear of losing dear ones and a fear of death of my parents and husband. I am staying with my in-laws and my husband is abroad, my parents are not with me. I miss my parents and husband badly. What to do? How to overcome this? Some days, I cannot even do a simple thing. I am prep...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Why do you have fear of losing your husband? Is he doing any dangerous job? I suggest you make some schedule for your routine. Be busy in your life. Take seven to eight hours of sleep. Do daily exercise for 30 to 45 minutes like walking. Meditate for 15 minutes dail...  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 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 meditation a...  Read Full »

How to overcome the fear of death?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently after watching a video of a young person dying of heart attack, I have developed a fear of death. Although I am young and have no heart problems, I tend to think about it all the time. Please help me to get rid of this.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Here are two kinds of fears or phobias: temporary and permanent. Temporary lasts for few days after you suffer or witness some traumatic thing. Permanent ones would slightly fall under some psychiatric issues worth paying attention. I would recommend you to wait for so...  Read Full »

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