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 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 »
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 »
I am suffering from OCD and fear of something bad happening. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, For the past one year without my knowledge, I have been suffering from OCD thoughts and am not able to do even small things like watching a particular movie, read a book, wear a particular shirt, etc., because of the fear of something bad might happen. For example, a few months back I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you have an obsessive thought, especially obsessional phobias. You are relating these thoughts to something worse which might happen, during this period tray to say stop to these thoughts every time they come into your mind and ask yourself that is there anything w... Read Full »
I have fear of talking with people due to my difficult childhood. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45-year-old male, the youngest of my other five siblings. All through my childhood years up to the age of 20, my parents and other four of my siblings were exposed to a very angry behavior of my elder brother, the oldest of my siblings. The age gap between him and me is 15 years d... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After I read your history that you had a very difficult past, for your brother who is schizophrenic patient, who need proper treatment and if unable to manage, he needs institutional care. As far as your history is concerned which shows depression and anxiety, can you m... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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... Read Full »