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Case Studies - Anxiety and Depression

Depression and Anxiety Case Studies

Clinical Depression in the Workplace

"I have had personal experience of managing clinical depression. After experiencing discrimination in the workplace due to my past history of severe clinical depression, I made a full recovery in part due to effective management at my job as Education Officer for a race equality charity. My employer knew about my medical history from the beginning, and was open and supportive. On my part, I had chosen a job that I knew I would have......more about clinical depression

Managing OCD, anxiety and depression in the workplace

He has obsessive compulsive disorder, severe depression, anxiety and has self-harmed. In 2002 he lost his job as a contracts manager with a district council on the grounds of 'incapability' despite 14 years of continuous employment with this and another district council. David needed to take four weeks off work......more about depression in the workplace

Returning to Work after Mental Illness

"What helped was having a sympathetic supervisor who was willing to give me the kind of work I felt capable of completing successfully. I did not feel I wanted to share and she did not ask for all of the facts. I assumed that had she known of my diagnosis (at that time Paranoid Schizophrenia) she may have had reservations about employing me. There is generally a lot of ignorance about mental illness and a lot of people will lie or withhold information about their health in order to get or retain a job. I would imagine......more about mental illness at work

Bipolar Disorder

"After a period of illness, my medication regime improved and although some of the side-effects for the treatment of a psychotic disorder such as bipolar can be particularly nauseating, things did start to get better. "Things improved so much that I elected to "grab the bull by the horns" again and get back into real, paid employment again......more about Bipolar Disorder

Mental Health in IT - The Road to Recovery

"After only just starting the job before being signed off sick, I had a lot of problems from my managers upon my return and attitude from management was untenable regarding my absence. I left the company after a very difficult few months. I could not stand to work there any more, for example on my return to work I was accused of being overseas and getting a suntan whilst I was off work"......more about mental illness in IT