Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller
Employee with ADHD and Learning Disabilities Granted Workplace Accommodations
“You Saved My Job”
Monica was 50 years old and came to see us in a panic, fearing that she was about to lose her job. She had been an analyst and researcher for a number of years, and as the complexity of her job increased, and as her new boss applied more and stricter deadlines to turn in her work, Monica began to fall further and further behind. Her boss not infrequently yelled at her. Two consecutive negative performance reviews led to her seeking help from us for treatment of anxiety attacks, and depression. She also inquired about the possibility of workplace accommodations under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). We performed psychological assessments in addition to prescribing medication for her condition, and it was determined that she also suffered from ADHD and a number of learning disabilities in addition to her mood disorder. Through working with her HR department, we were able to obtain reasonable accommodations for her due to her depression and learning problems, enabling her to be placed in another department where there was less deadline pressure, and a more sympathetic boss.
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