I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post so sorry in advance if it's not.Firstly a bit about me.. I'm 27, male and from the UK. I've had a good childhood, a very good education, never really gone without anything I wantd and have no history of any family problems.Throughout my teens I was always a happy person, found it easy to get on with people and found it easy to make friends but this is all very different now.For the last 2 years I have found normal everyday life and activites very difficult. I seem to have become this shy person that is afraid to go out and do what normal people would take for granted. Even going to the supermarket makes me feel uneasy. I DO drink, normally a few cans of lager a night but I look at my friends who drink a similar amount and they are full of confidence and leave a normal life.I'm trying to get a job but the prospect of an interview and even working with people completely freaks me out. At my last interview I was literally shaking and sweating like mad even tho I wasn't particularly nervous it was just becuase I was the centre of attention.Has anyone else been through this? I would love to go to the doctors and fine a mirical cure but even going to the doctors fills me with anxiety.
Welcome to AfraidToAsk, unsure. This doesn't sound like depression, but it sounds very like an anxiety disorder, perhaps agoraphobia. There aren't miracle cures but there are treatments that help (including some antidepressants). You do need to get to a doctor - if you really can't get to one you might be able to get a doctor to come to you. Perhaps you could start by ringing the local clinic or hospital, and telling them you think you have an anxiety disorder.