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Stuck During Public Speaking

I am suffering from a serious psychological problem at present I am pursuing MBA from a respected B-School I am good in study but when I publicly speak, giving presentation I badly stuck and sometimes even not able to speak a single word despite of good content and knowledge of subject due to a psychological feeling. This feeling first arise when I am in 12th th actually when I think that I have to...
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Am I Getting Schizophrenia?

I am 21 and I was diagnosed a few days ago with severe anxiety. My psychiatrist told me I covered all the bases of anxiety except social anxiety because I love being around people. I have GAD, OCD, phobias, agoraphobia, panic disorder, and attachment issues. This all started four months ago when I was laying on the couch and suddenly had the overwhelming fear of getting hallucinations or hearing voices. A few days after that...
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Can’t Approach My Wife for Sex

I have been living with my beloved woman for over 7 years now. We got married over a year ago. But for the past 6 years we hardly have any sex. It has been irregular and very infrequent. My wife says she needs me to be a man, to show initiative, to be genuinely dominant at least in some aspects of life. She says I fail to take responsibility for my life. And all...
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Scared About the End of the Universe

About a week ago, I started to think about the end of the universe. It started to scare me to the point where now I get anxiety over everything. I start to get chest pains and I start crying because I just want it to go away. I don’t understand what is going on because in 2012 when they were saying that the world was going to end on Dec. 21, 2012 I was...
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Fear of Interacting

Hello. I used to be known as a spirited and quick witted person, but now I am afraid to go outside or talk to people who I know I will have to see again. I have many physical issues because of my fears. For one,my heart races almost immediately at the sound of an alarm clock,on the subway and many other instances. I’m forgetting everything. I feel like i’m a dead girl in this...
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Fear of Relationships

From Lithuania. Hello, I am a 21 year old student. I’ve been suffering from anxiety disorder, social phobia and have been taking antidepressants (escitalopram) for several years now (I had a small break,about a half year, but at the beginning of the first study year in other city my anxiety level very increased). I started to take drugs because of insomnia and high anxiety level. Time to time, I visit a psychiatrist. I had...
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OCD & Fear of Schizophrenia

As a kid I had two large episodes of anxiety, once when I was 9 and once when I was 12. Both times were due to fear of religion, afterlife, death, etc. I had been exposed to a junior camp counselor that informed me of all these things and I would go home scared, often thinking about death and how I would not have my family with me. I would break down and cry...
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Anaphylaxis Phobia

Ever since I had my youngest child (5 months) I have this terrible fear of going into anaphylaxis shock. It only happens with food, the same foods I have eaten a million times. I have never had an allergic reaction to food that I know of, and nothing seems to have triggered this fear. I was wondering how I can overcome this phobia naturally (no medication), and if counseling would be necessary. I pretty...
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Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder

I grew up in a house with two heroin addicts for parents, so concern over my health usually wasn’t addressed, however my sisters and other family members have recently noted that I have odd behavior and mannerisms associated with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). When I turned 17 I left my parents and moved in with my aunt and uncle, who provide room and board as long as I help around the house. I’ve lived...
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Constantly Thinking About Death

For the past six months or so, I have thought about death multiple times a day. I think about the fact that I will no longer exist and I will never be alive again. When I think about it, I feel cold, nauseous, panicked, and depressed. No event that I know of triggers these thoughts and they have gotten to the point where they keep my up very late at night and I feel...
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Why Am I Panicking So Much?

I’ve been having multiple problems all my life but it’s only recently I’ve not been able to overcome any new ones. In the last couple of months when a tense or stressful situation has presented itself to me; my heart starts to race, my head get hot and light, my hands don’t stay still and I smile, make an excuse just to walk away. It’s gotten to the point that deciding which course for...
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Heart Attack Phobia

I’m always worried about having a heart attack. I even had a catheterization 5 years ago. The cardiologist told me there was nothing wrong with my heart and he wished he had my arteries. Since this was one of the best diagnostic heart tests, I thought that my fears would stop. I felt as though I had faced my greatest fear and it would go away. I forgot to add that I’ve been worrying...
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