Hey fellow sufferers, just taking the customary moment to introduce myself. I hope to find at least some support and understanding from good folks like you all are - after all, no one suffers from the dreaded A & D unless they actually care about themselves and others.
Obv I will post my condition in its full detail elsewhere, but suffice it to say I suffer from a severely debilitating vicious cycle of anxiety-self-blame-guilt-paralysis which is almost like a loop caught in my head. For a long time I've thought it was OCD (and certainly has many of the symptoms), but now I'm less and less sure if I'm crazier than 99.9% of people or more sane than said number. In fact I'm afraid that my thought process is logical and rational, even though it has ruined my life.
Thanks for being here and for caring. It gives me some hope.