Anxiety and losing jobs

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   Posted 1/2/2014 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I suffer from anxiety and depression and have lost jobs because I cannot think at work due to my issue and have been told I have no confidence. It does not help to work with catty people. Can anyone relate to this anxiety at work thing?

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   Posted 1/2/2014 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I can relate. During my eval at my externship in a surgical center, it was written "often appears anxious." Uhm,...yeah.

I'd often be asked "what's wrong," when often times, it was nothing in particular. But I'm confident that my "anxious face" has certainly impacted perceptions of me.

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   Posted 1/2/2014 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
ctuck most people with PAD can't get past a job interview, if you have that kind of will power the resources
page here has stuff that will help you, Peace

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   Posted 1/2/2014 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
YES! I was at my job since July 2008 until May of 2013,had to take a leave of absence due to anxiety (and a little depression) and was supposed to go back in August and never went back because of it. I recently (December 2013) got a new job that has a much more relaxing and enjoyable environment (and the people are much more pleasant), but we all know that when we suffer from Anxiety, it could be any type of environment even laying in the sun on the beach, the sound of waves, and a margarita in your hand and a panic attack can strike! It's definitely debilitating. Im in school full time with 2 daughters and work at my job in the evenings, since the anxiety has prevented me from working in the past. I didn't mention there has been multiple times when I had to leave work because I just could not calm down for anything, its weird how anxiety works, itll do whatever it wants, doesn't matter what you are doing. Im due to graduate school in July, and Im worried that on my extership or when I get s job that my anxiety will strike and I either will not get hired, or get fired because of it, since It has prevented me from working before. Its a very uncomfortable condition to live with, you can be happy and feeling great one minute then anxiety creeps up on you and its a complete 180 and you're feeling at your worst! Im sorry youre feeling this way as I completely know EXACTLY how terrible it is.

I hope you feel better soon!


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   Posted 1/2/2014 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
yes I can definitely relate.
There are certain people who can absolutely zap my self confidence with their catty, nasty behaviors in my job.
I get so mad at myself because the majority of the people I deal with consider me to be highly competent, efficient and sing high praises about me but those few defective people make feel so bad about myself. I wish I could learn self confidence.
I wish you all the best

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   Posted 1/2/2014 11:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ctuck and welcome again!

I responded to you other almost identical see that other reaponse as well...

...and in the future, if you can avoid double posting on the same subject, it will be less confusing for everyone, yourself included...since all of your responses will be in one place.

Thanks, and talk to you soon.:)


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   Posted 1/3/2014 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for all the kind words--anxiety and depression are both issues it is hard for "other" people to get

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   Posted 1/3/2014 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I have GAD, Major depression and PTSD and you are right, it is hard for people to understand even one of these if they have never experienced it.
Thais is where forums like HW, therapist, peer support groups and self help programs help you build your self-confidence so that eventually you will be able to control your anxiety.
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