We are now home after being away for their holidays and have plans to go to a party for NYE tonight. I have developed a social anxiety problem, and usually back out of most plans with friends, especially larger gatherings. Have any of you experienced this? I used to love getting together with friends, and often hosted myself. Now I get weepy and anxious when we are supposed to go out. A few weeks ago I left halfway through a musical play I was attending with friends, and had my husband come and get me. I hate this. I just started anti depressants and am hoping that they help. I have had depression in the past, but it's harder this time. I just want to avoid all social gatherings.