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Has anyone had panic attacks during (due to) the job / have severe anxiety?

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I did in my first year, subsides eventually


I have pretty bad anxiety daily, peiple think it’s a joke when i tell them because they think i love my job but it can be tough


I have in private equity and did in consulting a few times. Probably once a year. I also had trouble sleeping at points over time

A couple times since I started a few months ago

Well technically you’re correct @JPM1 but I’m also an A2. Started four months ago too

This is sad to say, but I’ve basically acclimated to a DAILY expectation of some form of anxiety and panic attacks working in IB Restructuring. Probably was asking for it considering it’s the distressed space and somewhat of a norm within special situations IB. Never really goes away.

Do you get a mental health counselor /psychologist with your benefits plan? My company said we have 5 days but haven’t taken any, might help

A lot of trouble sleeping so hard to compartmentalize the job from your life terrible anxiety as well only socializing with friends and Exercising has helped

Says the guy at Credit Ag lmao

Started experiencing them a couple times/month since half a year from starting as IB analyst. I suppose that is very common for the industry and it’d probably be better to take more care about your mental health but have no idea how to stop being constantly worried with this amount of responsibility

No wtf it’s just work lol

My first MD was pretty old school in terms of yelling, cussing you out, throwing things, etc whenever you made the slightest mistake, so panic attacks and anxiety were pretty regular working for him. I’ve since transitioned off of that team and still get stressed out from time to time, but nowhere near the extent it used to be. I don’t think the stress of this industry will ever go away, but there are definitely different management styles that alleviate some of it for junior team members, or at least don’t turn it into complete fear.

maybe. tbh though some people won’t ever give you the slightest hint of negative feedback but then disembowel you come annual review/bonus time. the guy that yells and calls you a moron with 100% transparency is almost less stressful to work with in my view


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