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A 23-year-old female asked:

Would anxiety qualify as a reason for a doctor to provide me with a work accommodation request ?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
It would depend on if your Anxiety is causing you to not be able to do certain tasks at work. Anxiety is tricky with HR because it has to have a clear link to a disability in certain tasks. With a physical ailment, like a broken bone or ruptured tendon, it is obvious the types of actions that cannot be completed during work. With Anxiety, you will need to make a clear case for certain tasks.
Dr. Tania Texidor
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Hi, Yes being diagnosed with an Anxiety disorder (not just anxiety) qualifies for a work accommodation request. The best course of action is to have a medical professional make the diagnosis and then provide documentation for the request.
Last updated Sep 3, 2021

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