HI, I just read about autophobia, and I'm sure I have it.
Do you know any treatments, and how I can get helP?
I was diagnosed with bipolar at age 16,
and every time I lived alone, I was very unhappy.
At age 20, I lived alone in a roomminghouse- I paced the floor , didn't know anyone, hated being alone.
I'm from a family of 12 (10 kids- 5 boys and 5 girls) I am used to being around ALOT of people...
I lived alone at age 21 but I had some neighbors--hated it too but had some people to see.
Then I moved home age 24 for 3 years about.
Then I lived alone again 2007-2008 ; I had my bf come by every weekend.
Then we moved in together 2008-2009; It was crappy so I moved back alone
Now I live alone again 10/09-present:
I absolutely hate it. I fought w/ my bf all the time before, now I was used to living w/ him, now I'm completely alone--almost all the time.
Worse- I don't get out much and have social anxiety.
It has come to autophobia: I'm really afraid to be by myself in my apt,
I cry thinking of my bf leaving and going away and being alone, I wake up anxious, nervous, and feel worse and worse and depressed.
I've been to respite 3 times in 4 months and they haven't helped.
They don't understand why I'm so scared to be alone --and I am.
Any suggestions/help/similar storys??