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Should I take time out to deal with my depression? Can I take disability?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If the depressive episode is severe and compromises your function at home and work, then addressing the depression becomes a high priority.
As far as taking leave or disability, that should be a discussion between you, your physician, and your employer.

In brief: Depends

If the depressive episode is severe and compromises your function at home and work, then addressing the depression becomes a high priority.
As far as taking leave or disability, that should be a discussion between you, your physician, and your employer.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, it depends

If your depression is impairing your functiopn it might be better to take time off than develop a bad reputation.
If you have a disability policy sometimes there is a time period that you need to be out /ill before coverage kicks in.

In brief: Yes, it depends

If your depression is impairing your functiopn it might be better to take time off than develop a bad reputation.
If you have a disability policy sometimes there is a time period that you need to be out /ill before coverage kicks in.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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