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.


  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.


  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.


  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. 🙁


  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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