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What mental problems am I at risk for when unemployed?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depression/Anxiety

It would be in the realm of things for one to experience a degree of depression and or anxiety after becoming unemployed.
Keep a good attitued, stay busy and active and keep exploring your opitons. Seek counselling if needed. Talk to friends and family, mentors, or clergy. Don't stay at home and watch tv and have "pity parties". Move forward every day. Even any job is better than no job.

In brief: Depression/Anxiety

It would be in the realm of things for one to experience a degree of depression and or anxiety after becoming unemployed.
Keep a good attitued, stay busy and active and keep exploring your opitons. Seek counselling if needed. Talk to friends and family, mentors, or clergy. Don't stay at home and watch tv and have "pity parties". Move forward every day. Even any job is better than no job.
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Common wisdom does seem to say "any job" is better than "no job". Sometimes not having a job for a period of time can prove to be a productive time for introspection and valuable growth and being more certain of your direction forward. "Any job" may rob you of that opportunity to grow and find the best direction forward and ultimately the "right Job".
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

It depends on your attitude towards yourself and your unemployment.
While this can certainly be stressful, it can also be an opening into work that's more fulfilling than you had before. The book "we got fired, & it's the best thing that ever happened to us" explains this more. On the other hand, people can also be subject to depression and hopelessness; anxiety; and anger. But it's not automatic.

In brief: It depends

It depends on your attitude towards yourself and your unemployment.
While this can certainly be stressful, it can also be an opening into work that's more fulfilling than you had before. The book "we got fired, & it's the best thing that ever happened to us" explains this more. On the other hand, people can also be subject to depression and hopelessness; anxiety; and anger. But it's not automatic.
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