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  1. Susan Freeman
    October 14, 2014 @ 4:47 pm

    Yes, I absolutely positively can not work outside the home. I can not be in crowds. I have auditory sensitivity which to me, sounds like nails on a chalkboard. The stress of responsibilities to my employer are overwhelming. I applied for SSD and won with the first application. No hearing. No fighting. No anything. Some of us just can’t deal with anxiety and panic and work.

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  2. Lenny
    October 28, 2014 @ 9:01 am

    After 20 years of fighting I went on SSDI. Dr and therapist said I had done damage by not being treated sooner. And along with the anxiety/panic disorder, agoraphobia and bipolar stuck their ugly heads in too. Took a long time to balance meds and life changes but now I at least stay out of the E.R. My wish for everyone is to get help early for the best results.

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  3. Eva
    June 7, 2015 @ 10:04 pm

    I’m so thankful I found this site, but especially this specific question. Out of the blue for the last 5 years I’ve had debilitating job anxiety – to the point where I have panic attacks at jobs, cold sweats, hard to breath etc. I don’t know where its come from and it has made me feel like i’m crazy! When I’ve tried to explain to people I have work related anxiety, I’m sure it comes off as I’m lazy etc. I really wish there was more information or research ( maybe linked to PTSD) on this very specific topic.

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  4. Teri
    August 3, 2015 @ 8:54 am

    I have been outside the work force for half my life. I worked from the age of 16 to 23, unfortunately a lot of that was part time / seasonal work so although I am clinically “Disabled” now, I don’t qualify for CPPD, so I’m left relying on my family to help me financially because I make less than $6,000/yr. This of course makes my depression, anxiety, & panic issues worse. It’s a never ending cycle of abuse & fear. 🙁

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  5. Brett Leigh Donald
    October 15, 2015 @ 3:41 am

    My anxiety and depression has caused me to have to leave two jobs, I currently can’t work because of fear from letting people down. And being in a senior role double thats anxiety as i’m meant to lead by example. I’m highly skilled at what I do and thoroughly enjoy it. But when my anxiety and depression increase i lose motivation, can’t sleep, don’t want to leave the house, answer the phone or see anyone. Medication has helped me but I still have a cycle of being content for a period then it just takes one panic/anxiety attack to go right back and 6 months to recover. Because I would lose my job, I couldn’t pay rent or bills and it’s embarrassing so I wouldn’t want to talk to anyone. I now have support from doctors, counsellors, social workers and case managers. There is alot of support out there now as more people speak out about what they suffering. So I don’t have a solution to the problem, but I will keep pushing forward and get back into employment. I will try my best to keep my life as stable as possible, be active and social, talk about my thoughts and feelings, support others and fake it till I make it. And hope I don’t have to let my next employer down.

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