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Does being treated for anxiety disorder pose a threat to the career of a mid-level Treasury employee?
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My sister is concerned that my brother-in-law is showing signs of an anxiety disorder (out-of-control fearful ideation, controlling behavior, difficulty managing stress, etc.). This is causing problems in their relationship and affecting their kids.
When she confronted him with her concerns and asked him to get treatment, he was reluctant, saying that it would harm his career with the U.S. Treasury, where he has a mid-level role.
She thinks this sounds like the anxiety talking, but she's also concerned that there's a kernel of truth in it.
I'm looking for information to help her understand how real his fears are. Also appreciated are resources for someone in her situation. Thank you!