It’s difficult to know how this experience influenced you, if at all. In some respects, you may be the only person who can fully answer this question. It could have influenced your development of anxiety, depression and other symptoms, but it’s difficult to tell based on so little information. I would need to interview you at length to know with certainty. This is the type of problem requiring a professional, in-person evaluation.
Arguably, it doesn’t necessarily matter what may have caused you to develop the disorders you have described. What matters the most is eliminating your symptoms. There’s no reason to suffer with treatable mental health issues. Don’t wait any longer. Consult a mental health professional. The sooner you do, the sooner these symptoms can be resolved and you can move on with your life. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle