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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for phobia and panic attacks

I am constantly scared to death about something. I fear catastrophies the most. A house burnt down a few houses down and I am now paranoid that mine will. I think I smell natural gas, but my wife dosent and thinks I am crazy. I often obsess about pipes bursting during the winter, things that go bump in the night, etc. I am scared to death of becoming ill, getting cancer, aids, or even deep lacerations. I am scared about finances, bankruptcy, etc although there is little threat of them happening to me. I was once afraid that I pissed God off and was convinced for months that I was going to hell despite what my pastor, family, and other religious council told me. I am scared to death of losing my job. I sleep next to a loaded gun for fear of intrusion or that the government will go rogue overnight and be trying to haul me away to some fema camp in the morning. I sometimes lose sleep over these fears.
Wed, 2 Apr 2014
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I went through your details. I suggest you not to worry much. From the description you gave I can see a paranoid personality disorder with OCD in you. I am wondering why you had not started psychiatric treatment for this condition. I suggest you should consult a psychiatrist immediately.

Please post a direct question to me in this website. Make sure that you include every minute details possible. I shall prescribe some psychotherapy techniques which should help you cure your condition.

Hope this answers your query. Available for further clarifications.
Good luck.
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