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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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


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


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 »

My 89-year-old grandmother has constant fear and frequently using toilets. How to handle it?

Query: Hello doctor, So we have a little problem with our grandmother, she is 89-years old. Lately, she is acting like crazy, and she is living in constant fear that she will mess up and she visit the toilet in like 10,15, 20 minutes. The morning is starting with toilet and last till she gets tired with t...  Read Full »

Dr. Pankaj Mittal

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem very well and as you have mentioned already here that your grandmother already had two cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or in your language brain attacks and one heart attack and she was diagnosed as sclerosis dementia. As the term suggest...  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 ft tall. Takes inhalers for asthma. 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 woke up...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

I am 18 years old and I am afraid of rape and have paranoia. I need help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. The problem is that I am afraid of rape. I think about it every day, and I am so scared to be alone in an unfamiliar place. I am short and often believe that if a man wanted to hurt me, he would do it quickly. I am afraid to leave home alone. It is hard for me to thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rape is a serious issue worldwide, and you have to be vigilant, not hypervigilant because if you take care of yourself, you can best protect yourself like do not go alone in late hours, unfamiliar places and with unfamiliar people and you should have a good relations...  Read Full »

My fiance is so obsessed with getting pregnant, and she washes her hands a lot. 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

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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