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I saw a psychiatrist last week and have been diagnosed with depression and anticipatory anxiety. I have suffered anxiety and depression a few times . I'm 60 years old and have worked part time as a teacher for the past 17 years . I am employed as a casual worker during term time so I dont have a contract. It was clear the psychiatrist wanted me to give up work. I feel physically ill at the thoughts of going in. The psychiatrist wants me to change the antidepresant ive been on for 20 years and I'm scared witless of how Im going to feel in the changeover. Ive tried reducing in the past and have become really ill. I'm due in work at 9 0'clock tomorrow and feel imobilised with fear. The thought of having to stand in front of a class full of people ( I teach adults) just makes me want to run like hell. Everything feels overwhelming
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