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6 months ago I started to get very anxious about a new job. This anxiety became obsessive and I was constantly trying to reassure myself that everything would be ok. Unfortuntately I was under so much stress and pressure I had a virtual breakdown and ended up in hospital for 6 weeks. Once the anxiety was under control it left me with a really nasty depression in which I thought suicicde was the only way out. I even did half hearted simulations which really was awful now I look back. I came out of hospital and have amazed. Dr's with an incredibly fast recovery and am returning to work shortly. However the whole thing has left me with a mild anxiety that clouds everything with a mild depression with it. I have taken a different job at my company which is operations and not sales and will be much less stressful. I am wondering if this anxiety will eventually subside back into the ether where it came?


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replied October 30th, 2006
Anxiety & Stress Answer A1721
According to your description, it seems that you've experienced an episode of severe anxiety. Stress at work can provoke an anxiety episode, but is probably not the only reason for an anxious-depressive disorder. Neurotic disorders have very complex and unknown etiologies. Genetic factors and factors from the family/social environment have a very important role in a neurotic disease’s pathogenesis. Avoiding stressful situations and working to prevent behavioral stress can be very helpful. You can also seek an expert opinion with a mental health professional, who might find it helpful to prescribe antidepressant medications.
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