It does not seem as though you are overreacting. You seem like a person who is suffering and who would benefit from help. When it is evident that something is wrong, then you should seek professional help. I would recommend an evaluation with a cognitive behavioral therapist.
An evaluation involves describing your symptoms in great detail, including your psychosocial history, your family history, and so forth. Once those facts are gathered your therapist makes a determination about what might be wrong and develops a treatment plan for addressing your symptoms.
Your therapist might recommend an evaluation by a psychiatrist for medication. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who will prescribe and manage medication. Your psychiatrist will conduct his or her own evaluation and determine what medication he or she thinks will best address your symptoms. The combination of psychotherapy and medication could significantly decrease or even elevate your symptoms.
You should not avoid seeking professional help. It’s the most efficient way to address your symptoms. Ask your primary care physician for a referral or click on the “find help” tab at the top of this page to locate a therapist in your community. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle