I've had depression since about 1991. I finally got diagnosed in 1998 and started treatment. I felt able to go off treatment in 2001, and my depression has been manageable, but I'm concerned about increasing levels of anxiety. I have a huge problem with social anxiety - I hate to go out in public, talk to strangers, even socialize with friends for too long. I'm also starting to experience more compulsion-type anxiety - I get unpleasant thoughts (like thinking about times I embarrassed myself or a time I was punished at work or school) and find it hard to stop thinking about them.
Mar 24, 2008
Jul 29, 2010