Help, job search anxiety has me immobilized

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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 1/15/2010 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm currently being treated for depression/SAD and some anxiety and just restarted CBT since I had stopped for a year.
My problem is that anxiety related to job searching has all but paralyzed me. I just play on the computer all day, take naps, worry and do little else. My unemployment payments run out soon. My resume doesnt seem that that impressive, IT jobs are hard to come by, there's more people with more experience than me and I have some self-confidence issues too because I got fired from my last job from making so many mistakes as I take a little longer to learn new things. My wife is on me to get a job ASAP too. I told my wife I've been job searching, but I really havent because the anxiety is so high.
I'm not sure what to do. My wife kinda dismisses my anxiety issues and just says get with the program.

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 1/15/2010 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Job hunting can be very stressful for everyone, even people without disorders, but I am sympathetic that you have to go through it while battling SAD/depression. I know how hard it can be through personal experience :(

I really hope the CBT works out for you, it worked wonders for me. What I did when I was job hunting was to not stress about whether I would get the job and about all the other applicants around me, but instead concentrated on my strong points and tried to present those to the interviewer.

Times are very tough with money right now, so your wife is probably feeling stressed right now too. She still loves you, but is probably trying to offer some tough love and push you to do what needs to be done.

I wish you luck and I wish I had better advice to offer, but I really to hope things work out for you in the end. :)

Much love and God Bless.
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