Coping with depression at work presents several personal and professional challenges. Patients must carefully consider whether to disclose their depression status to their co-workers and managers.
My mind has a remarkable ability to distance itself from bad news. A small example: Once I was driving a colleague to a conference when I suddenly heard a roaring, whirring sound. I thought it was coming from overhead and said to my companion: “What’s that? It sounds like a helicopter right above us!” He looked at me and said:…