How to bring up depression treatment with employer?
May 8, 2011 3:26 PM Subscribe
Should I inform my employer that I have just started taking Lexapro for depression and anxiety?
posted by punkfloyd to Work & Money (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I understand it can take a few weeks for the side effects I am experiencing to pass (dizziness, nausea, insomnia) and these will certainly impact my ability to perform my job in marketing communications at a big company that seems to talk the talk on worklife quality. I think I will need a flexible work schedule (telecommute, half days) and maybe miss an upcoming trip. What is the preferred protocol? Talk to my manager and HR representative at same time? Just my manager? I am also concerned about the stigma associated with depression. I have a good professional relationship with my manager of 6yrs, but we RARELY discuss personal stuff..