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Shyness, moving home when young… the underlying problem sounds like a low self-esteem issue. Possibly you wanted to make friends with your new neighbours but were afraid to or you were rebuffed.
You wanted to be involved in your new home social situation but shyness made it difficult. Opposing feelings of desire and fear would cause anxiety. What caused it to become locked in might just be repetition of similar events in a close time frame when you were at your most vulnerable. Working on raising self esteem should improve your whole situation. Your self esteem takes a hit with every panic attack. Can you relate to any of this?