Anxiety? Depression? Or PTSD? I'm Not sure

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I'm not sure what one I may be suffering from, either anxiety or depressed or PTSD.. Can I have all three? I'm serving in the military and have been threw some tough times in and out of work. I've served 14 years in the infantry and lost friends in Iraq and Afghan, also out of work my sister died at 34 years old and other things along them lines. Just not sure what I'm thinking or feeling. I'm currently still serving so not to keen on seeing a doctor yet as it may effect my job? Not sure about the whole thing. Can anyone relate? Thanks.

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    I admire everything you do for our country, and i understand that you dont want to see a doctor in case it affects your job. However, your health, both mental and physical is much more important ! I believe you can suffer with all 3 ķ
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      Sorry i pressed send without meaning to. I really advise seeing a doctor or even a counsellor to try and find out the exact problem. Good luck with everything!
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    Yes, you most definitely can have all three. I have anxiety, and depression, but "heightened grief with symptoms of PTSD" were recently added.

    I understand you're concerned with your job, but your job is a contributing factor to everything that's going on. It would be in your best interest to at least talk to a professional to find out what's going on, and then you can decide what to do from there.

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    I have to agree with the others' posts, Paul.

    There is no shame in seeing a doctor for all these problems, but I guess you're worried you'll be honourably discharged? And then not have a job at all?

    I know a bloke in your position. He HAD to leave the military eventually.

    He saw terrible things - and you have, too. Your sister died, very young.

    My friend who left the service said that the military don't care about you once you're out, even for medical reasons. I have no reason to doubt this.

    So I have no good advice, either, really. Except to say that without you and people like you, our country would be in more of a mess than it already is. My rational side says GET HELP NOW.

    But I understand your indecision.                    xx Tess

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