Accommodating bipolar disorder in the workplace
Anxiety disorders may lead to intrusive thoughts, feelings of panic and fear, and difficulty handling changes and job-related stress.The resulting problems at work and with supervisors can exacerbate these already very challenging conditions.If you avoid promoting a person with mental illness because of "what might happen" without proper evidence, you don't have good enough reason. Mitchell Holt has a bachelor's degree in print journalism from Abilene Christian University and has been freelancing since 2009 with work published in various newspapers and magazines like "Boston NOW" and "The Abilene Reporter-News." Holt also writes sales copy for small businesses.
Many who suffer from bipolar can function in the workplace and many are hireable. A variety of online resources exist to provide information to people who know someone with bipolar (See Resourcez). The employee might request an office with a window, a later starting time, several short breaks throughout the day instead of one long lunch break.The ADA doesn’t require your employer to guess that you have a disability or need an accommodation.