Do you have an irrational Phobia?
Do you feel a sense of panic or uncontrollable dread with certain things, events or situations, regardless of how much you try and reassure yourself that you will be OK?
In social situations or anywhere you need to ‘perform’, do you feel a sense of impending doom looming over you as if you were going to face a firing squad?
If so then you are suffering from a phobia. Your system has associated certain things, events or situations as if it were a matter of ‘life and death ‘and gone into ‘survival mode’. It will try and avoid those situations at all costs, fretting and dreading the outcome incessantly, giving you no peace of mind.