Hello, everyone. I'm new to this online support group. I guess I will share a bit about my condition. I suffer with depression and a panic disorder. My therapist says that panic disorder stems from some trauma I had experienced in my childhood/adolescence. So, I am also suffering from some post-traumatic stress. I have suffered with anxiety for as long as I can remember; so about twelve years or so. The depression came after as a component to my anxiety. I am someone who isolates and pushes away. Abrupt, loud noises are huge triggers to onset panic within me. I am someone who shakes and experiences shortness of breath with panic attacks. I also become very itchy and fidgety. Places with a lot of people and a lot of noise that I cannot control/be prepared for are very difficult for me to function normally in. So, needless to say, I am not much of a "partier". It has gotten really difficult for me to go out with friends and my boyfriend. So, any advice on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!