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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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

Psychiatrist

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

Psychiatrist

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 »

Why do I feel fear and anxious all the time?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I remain very fearful and anxious 24 hours a day and always feel that something very bad is going on. I have a habit of try listening to even very faint sounds and when outside the house. On-road, I always fear every approaching vehicle, no matter how far it is. Fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Guruvamsee Krishna Avvaru

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How is your mood, concentration on studies, daily activities, biological function, and appetite? Is there any family history? Do you have any thyroid disorder? How is your interaction with others? Do you have any suspicious? Are you interested in staying aloof? How ma...  Read Full »

Why do I fear with increased heartbeat during my work?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 42-year-old male. I am a business person, and whenever I commit an error or see a load pressure, I fear a lot, which leads to an increase in heartbeat, sleeplessness, diarrhea, etc. I faced the same symptoms before five years, and a local doctor prescribed me Veniz XR 37.5 and At...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Psychiatrist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like you have an anxiety spectrum disorder. But do not worry. Treatment is possible. You need to consult a psychiatrist in person for evaluation and treatment. As earlier Veniz XR (Venlafaxine extended-release) had given good results, it would be preferabl...  Read Full »

How can I overcome the fear of needles?

Query: Hello doctor, I am quite afraid of needles. I get anxious even thinking about blood tests. I fainted once while taking blood test. Please suggest me to overcome fear. I have to get blood tests done but I am extremely anxious.  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Needle phobia is quite common and it has different types like vasovagal syncope attack which you have encountered earlier. You can try local anesthetic cream when a needle is to be inserted so that pain associated with needle prick is not felt. Beta blockers can also be...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of simple partial seizure with normal brain MRI?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I am having simple partial seizures. I get a very weird sensation in my left trap like tingling, rising feeling in the abdomen, feeling of extreme fear, weird smells, deja vu at times, and weakness. Does this sound like a partial seizure to you? I have been told for three yea...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that based on your description of these episodes, partial seizures cannot be excluded. Anyway, it is unusual to experience all these symptoms together, as they are part of different seizures, based on the re...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi, Due to this Coronavirus Pandemic, My wife is very scared about the health concerns of our family. Sometimes she is not able to sleep at all. although none of our family is suffering from diseases. she is overtly anticipating dire Consequences of this Coronavirus and obsessively Clean. this is...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: thank you for taking help from psychiatrist. first you must stop all news channels and stop talking about corona pandemic. you can see news maximum just half hour per day and get updated about it. keep your wife busy and try to make her to spend time for her hobbies. start doing meditation at home. ...  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

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

How to deal with OCD in a scared and homesick patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My 19-year-old brother was suffering from OCD and it started kicking back in, for the past 20 days. He basically has a checking problem. He is currently a freshman at a University and was doing well for the first two months. Last month he went back home and was returning back to the Uni...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. His current symptoms are also probably due to OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). He has fear due to a crime scene of a movie and is feeling very homesick. This is happening because of severe anxiety due to OCD. If he has never consulted a psychiatrist then he should ...  Read Full »

I occasionally get jittery and flutters with uncontrollable fear of bad things. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I sometimes get, jittery and flutters. Uncontrollable fear of bad things. I feel cold in my head, running stomach and need to urinate. My left side feels numb. What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Shubham Mehta

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms which you have mentioned are suggestive of anxiety disorder. However, the common medical causes of your symptoms like diabetes, hypertension, and cardiac diseases, thyroid disorder, and vitamin B12 deficiency must be ruled out. An MRI of the brain will h...  Read Full »

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