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Am stressed out. Don't want to leave house or meet people. Treatment?

I have been super stressed out lately. I haven t had the epitome of a good life and my thoughts are getting to the point that I don t want to leave the house or meet new people. I am always thinking something is wrong with me and that I have a slight disadvantage because I was in a bad car accident as a child. I always think that people are looking at me because they are thinking poorly of me. I can t apply for a job, I can barely get off of the couch. I need help.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Hello Banana
Welcome to HCM
Stressed out, thoughts of not leaving out of home, thinking always something wrong and having think that people of looking at me and are thinking bad and poor about you are most likely the symptoms of anxiety disorder spectrum.
-Usually in Obsessive Spectrum disorder individual may have obsession of doubt and that people are thinking wrong about you, in order to get avoid this you are compelled to avoid getting out of home.
-Other possibility may be Social Phobia or Generalized Anxiety, it may have origins to the bad trauma you suffered as a child.
but fortunately treatment is available and is successful.
SSRI medicines as Fluoxetine, Paroxetine etc. are the drugs which will cover not only anxiety part but also depressed mood. Short term medicines as Benzodiazepine drugs like Clonazepam will help to attain symptomatic treatment.
Other management like relaxation techniques or deep breathing exercises are also helpful.
Best to visit a psychiatrist and take expert opinion.
Thanks Take care
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

The symptoms that you have described appear to be indicative of depression. Since this seems to be causing you immense distress and dysfunction, you need professional help to come out of this phase.

There are effective treatment options for this, in the form of medication or counselling / psychotherapy which will help you overcome your problems. So, I would advise you consult a psychiatrist for a detailed psychological assessment and further treatment. Also keep talking and sharing about your feelings to someone close, a friend or a relative, so that you will feel less burdened and more supported.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Welcome to Hcm,
It seems that you are having Depression with paranoid personalty.
It is advisable to consult to Psychiatrist as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.
Once it becomes chronic problem it is difficult to cure and medicines will be continued for long time.
With the treatment and psychologist counseling you will be alright.
Ok and bye.
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