Our expert says:
This is not related to depression at all, though it can indeed sometimes improve when one takes some antidepressants. But the good news is that it should clear up very well to treatment. One should see a psychologist who provides CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) which can help you to unlearn this unpleasant fear / anxiety and bad habit. You could, before long, be not merely no longer avoiding public meals, but enjoying them.
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