Hi All, New to site. Definitely not new to Anx. & Dep. The depression surfaced after being on a high dosage of prednisone for a year. It altered my brain chemistry to the point where I'll always need antidepressants and Anxiety meds. My anxiety has since gotten worse. I don't like large crowds. I feel as if everyone is looking at me and judging me. I have a service dog to help with anxiety/panic attacks but; even that causes more bouts of anxiety. I constantly worry about people saying I'm lying about needing my support dog. It's extremely difficult to go to the grocery store, etc. All the reports on TV about "fake" support animals only make my situation worse. I wish the ADA (americans with disabilities act) would come up with a way to verify the true need for a support animal so that people like me would be left alone.
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