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 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

Psychiatrist

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 »

I have extreme fear, suicidal thoughts, and fear of failure. How to overcome all these situations?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old female. I have extreme fear, suicidal thoughts, and fear of failure. I am not able to concentrate on my daily activities. How to overcome all these situations? I had an aortic valve replaced through open heart surgery. I was under Nexito and Rivotril for two years a...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishan Kumar Sharma

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Decrease in concentration, suicidal thought, fear of failure, and sleeplessness are features of a depressive episode. Why did you stop the medicines? Did you take the medications in the proper dose, and is there any episode similar to the illness has occurred previou...  Read Full »

I suffer from panic attack, anxiety, and fear of brain tumour even after doctors consultation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. My weight is 255 lb, and I am a smoker. I suffer from panic attack, anxiety, and fear of cancer for six years. Right now I have been spending all my day reading about brain tumor because I think I have it since I have all the symptoms. Two weeks ago I had a pan...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Possibly you are very anxious with thoughts of having a brain tumor. It may be part and parcel of your previous anxiety problem, which might have increased recently. I suggest you consultant a psychiatrist for anxiety issues. For relieving your current thoughts and...  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

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here are two kinds of fears or phobias. 1) Temporary. 2) 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 wai...  Read Full »

How can I overcome panic attack due to fear of the dark?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing what my mother says is a panic attack, but I am not sure because I only get racing thoughts, my heart races or beats really hard, and I feel shaky like I might cry (no other symptoms). I read that panic attacks peak at 10 minutes, but I feel this way for hours...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother is probably right. You are describing anxiety and panic symptoms. Staying at a noisy Air BNB has probably accentuated your fears. How long have you been having these symptoms? If you are not having any problems during the day and no problems during other ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment available for fear and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, Fear and anxiety since last four week. First four days took Alprax 25 mg. No improvements. Then Olanzapine 5 mg for four days but cause strange behavior. MRI of the brain indicates everything normal. Then after changing the doctor, another doctor prescribed Clonazepam 0.25 mg twice da...  Read Full »


Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand and empathize you. Fear and anxiety do not come without any reason. You mentioned the duration as one month. So any situations or conditions that provoke your anxiety? Medicines will give you symptomatic relief if the cause is present there. For inso...  Read Full »

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