This anxiety/phobia may (often) or may not be combined with a severe negative spike in depression.
And yeah, medication is helping . . . .
But once a month, everything I've planned to do: get a job, go to an interview, take a class, resume my PhD studies, meet with friends . . . it all dissolves into me huddling at home.
I'm 25: this is not how I want to live my life.