i have an intense fear of eye contact for some years now. every conversation whether with people i know or strangers fills me with fear and i feel uncomfortable. i suppose i accept it now .i have become withdrawn even with my family.iam putting a lot of work in now to try to change. i am a highly driven individual and will improve. iam just off seroxat but doing o.k. i am searching and will re-discover that natural happiness isee in my son and inmy own youth.