Social Anxiety (Scared To Leave The house)

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Hello I am a 25 year old male. In the past 10 years I have suffered with Anxiety and Depression that has recently in the past 4 months made me house-bound. I leave the house if I'm lucky around twice a week and am even scared to go to the doctors as I would have to travel 2 miles to get the there!

Is there any help I may be able to get maybe a 'HOME VISIT' from social services to evaluate my illness and hopefully get me some help in guiding me out of this crippling illness

I have stopped speaking to friends and family because of this also which leaves me feeling lonely and suicidal...

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    You desperatly need help and ur GP is the person you need to talk to abotu this. Do you live alone? When did u last see your GP? They have all the ways to get your help and yes, their is help who can come to you at home. Contact your doctors and explain situation to them 9 ask to speak to doctor at end of surgery ). Im a practice nurse and you wont be the first person to need this kind fo help and you def wont be the last but you need to make the initial move so people are aware. hope you get the help you need x
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    I would definitely phone someone and get advice on whether someone can see you. When I was about 18 I wouldn't leave the house because I felt too nervous about being around people, even passing people on the street, and that was when I really realised I needed to go and speak to the doctors (up until then I had been dealing with a lot of depression & anxiety problems on my own) and it helped a lot. As soon as you speak to them you become properly aware that it's not unusual for them to deal with. In my head I was worried that they'd just think I was crazy but it wasn't like that at all. As soon as you get help with being scared to leave the house you'll be able to face everything else a lot easier smile and if you can, maybe tell people why you're struggling to speak to them? I always got more stressed out about what people were thinking about me when I couldn't talk to them, even if you tell them you're not feeling well and need some space or something.

    I really hope you manage to find the solution you're looking for.

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    HI Although I suffer Panic/Anxiety disorder I am still able to go out.I am due to start my second course of CBT which I feel will be your turning point.

    I was reffered by my Gp for my first course,however I contacted my local Mental Health Team after seeing a poster in my surgery.They were fantastic and acted almost immediatly. Have a look at your local NHS via Google.My therapist offered to escort me in outdoor situations which were triggering my Panic Attacks.

    Please dont suffer.Every journey starts with one single step.

    GOOD LUCK

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    Hi

    I can completely relate to what you are saying. I have had periods when I cannot leave the house, and then I am ok. It is pretty mystifying.

    Hope you can get over this

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