What is this symptom that comes along with my anxiety?
I used to have frequent anxiety attacks. I became mentally unstable due to this and my personality became messed up (maybe I developed PTSD or something). I basically forgot how to socialize and I had this weird over-empathizing problem due to which I would over react to other people's emotions/experiences and say "I'm sorry" all the time. I would also feel an excruciatingly intense need to help them (but due to my social condition I would just drive them away). In the past year or two I've lost my anxiety issues and recovered from this PTSD-like condition. But lately I've been having minor anxiety (I understand it never fully leaves its victims) and the inevitable over-empathizing symptom seems to be coming back. When I say it's excruciating I mean it. What is it?