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Where do I start to get stress leave from my job for a few

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Where do I start to get stress leave from my job for a few months?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. You would need to get a physician's letter explaining that you need a leave of absence to recover from your problems.

 

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
What kinds of symptoms deem a person "stressed"? I am feeling very overwhelmed by my workload. At work, I have been placed on an action plan which requires even more work than the overwhelming amount I already have to do.
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 years ago.

You should see a physician, preferably a psychiatrist, and tell him or her exactly what the problem is, and how it makes you feel. Typical symptoms are insomnia, nervousness, crying, fear (of practically anything including failure), headaches, etc. Most psychiatrists will not even think about a leave for several months. At most they will suggest 2-3 weeks until a medication has a chance to help.