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Posted by SandyM
on December 02, 2000 at 17:43:43:
In Reply to: Re: hiding posted by Julian on December 02, 2000 at 09:05:25:
It sounds to me like you are suffering from social phobia, or SAD (Social Anxiety Disorder). Persons who have this disorder are very uncomfortable when interacting with others. Many have panic attacks and so on.
But as far as your feelings that you might hurt someone or that you are not human, I don't know, maybe depression. Depression usually brings about feelings of worthlessness and self-flagellation. You feel like you're less than EVERYone when you're depressed. So of course, I'm no therapist but my best guess is social anxiety disorder and depression.
There are many sites on the web but one that I'd like to recommend is www.adaa.org. It has message boards and chatrooms where maybe you can converse with others who are experiencing the same things. I hope that I have helped in some small way.