GAD as a disability.

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littlescrabblette

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I have battled GAD since I was a teenager.
I am a professional researcher at a research institute.
Over all of these years I have been on meds and struggled through.
I have been worse than ever lately. I am worried my colleagues think I am scatterbrained.
Has anyone ever told their "employer" or colleagues that they have GAD?
I feel I need to finally "come out" about this. I need people to understand that i have a disability.
I love my work. I am intelligent. But the anxiety has worn me down.
 
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I'm sorry you feel this way, it can be so exhausting. I work in healthcare and many of my colleagues and supervisors know about my GAD - unsurprisingly most of them also had GAD. This made things a little easier for us to communicate and we were able to joke together about it. I am not sure of your work environment though... If you feel you have good working relationships, you may be surprised that they will be very supportive and understanding. If they don't understand, then their intolerance is a shame and I don't know how they are able to work in a research institute.

Best of luck to you :) Take a deep breath.
 

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