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I’m 10 months into a 1 year probation at work. The last few…

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I’m 10 months into a 1 year probation at work. The last few weeks, I’ve been overlooking & missing important things, making more mistakes than usual. The harder I try to not make mistakes, the more I make. I’m worried and dealing with a lot of anxiety about not passing probation. It’s causing me to be depressed. I’m generally very accurate in my work, so trying to understand the marked increase in mistakes.

Doctor's Assistant: When did anxiety start? Have you used any medication for this?

No, I don’t take any medication. I’ve had mild anxiety for many years, but has gotten increasingly worse the last 4 - 5 years. It seems to be more related to work. On top of the anxiety, I’m experiencing so much more stress & pressure in this new promotional position.

Doctor's Assistant: How have you been sleeping? Any insomnia or other issues?

I’m sure I have insomnia, as lack of sleep is definitely an issue.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the psychologist should know?

There is clinical depression & possibly manic/bipolar disorder in my family: both parents & brother. I’ve had mild to moderate depression, but largely situational. I’ve never taken any medication for it.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Mental Health
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