What is Tokophobia? Here’s all you need to know about it

Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth. It can be classified as primary or secondary. Primary is morbid fear of childbirth in a woman, who has no previous experience of pregnancy

What is Tokophobia? Here’s all you need to know about itChildbirth can clearly be a scary prospect. For women who have not given birth before, it is the great unknown. Research into women’s concerns and fears suggests that women may be anxious about the risk of injuries or complications, pain, their ability to give birth, losing control, and interactions with health professionals. Even women who […]

Your child refuses to go to school? It could be a phobia

School phobia, school avoidance and school refusal are terms that describe an anxiety disorder in children who have an irrational, persistent fear of going to school. But, since last few years, the number of children suffering from school phobia is increasing

Your child refuses to go to school? It could be a phobiaAccording to figures, 1 per cent to 5 per cent of children suffer from it. It is commonly seen in the boys from the age group of 5 to 16. Fight with friends, fear of teachers and a sudden change of division can lead to school phobia. Krutika Mahajan (name changed), a Santa Cruz resident, […]

Mumbai doc shivers on entering the hospital

Workplace phobia is characterised by a pronounced apprehensive reaction to the workplace or elements related to the workplace (e.g. coworkers, objects, situations). Similarly, a doctor has an unheard phobia which scares him from entering the hospital

Mumbai doc shivers on entering the hospitalAre you afraid of stepping in the office, due to some unpleasant experiences, fear or poor self-confidence? Beware! You might be suffering from workplace phobia. Work-related anxieties are frequent and have a negative effect on the occupational performance of the person and the person panics when approaching or even thinking of the workplace.  It can […]

Phobia: What are you afraid of?

Do you fear from travelling by an aeroplane, using a lift, looking down from a tall building, going for a roller coaster ride, taking a plunge in the swimming pool or fear of animals? Well! You might have a phobia

Phobia: What are you afraid of?A phobia is an excessive and irrational fear reaction. If you have a phobia, you may experience a deep sense of dread or panic when you encounter the source of your fear. The fear can be of a certain place, situation, or object. Unlike general anxiety disorders, a phobia is usually connected to something specific, […]

Doctor’s smart trick helps Pune engineer to deal with performance anxiety

 While therapy and medicine cured his fear of social phobia to some extent, the doctor’s smart intervention, which was a simple suggestion, helped him in overcoming his performance anxiety. The patient also had stage fright and was nervous while making presentations at work

Doctor’s smart trick helps Pune engineer to deal with performance anxietyA smart intervention by a Pune doctor has helped a young professional in overcoming an anxiety disorder. A man in his thirties used to fall unconscious while giving presentations, he was afraid of public speaking. While therapy and medicine cured his fear of social phobia to some extent, the doctor’s smart intervention helped him to […]

Pee-shy? It can be a shy bladder syndrome

Shy Bladder Syndrome (SBS) often known as paruresis is when you have trouble urinating when other people are around. Depending on how serious it is, some people are not able to void without some or total privacy. In some ways, it is like urinary retention, where you "cannot go." It is commonly seen in both women and men and without treatment; it can affect your personal, social, and professional life, say doctors

Pee-shy? It can be a shy bladder syndromeParuresis or shy bladder is a syndrome with many different names, and while it may sound silly, it is real. Bashful bladder, pee-shy, bathroom phobia; no matter what term is used by the person who has the syndrome, the bottom line is that it can be very frustrating to live with. Dr Vatsala Trivedi, Consultant […]