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If you can't function due to a heavy depression cloud or anxiety attack, do you say you are taking some time off bc you're not feeling well or "under the weather "? That is the phrase of choice at my office for any sick time, but ppl usually ask what it is. I don't want to disclose but I don't want to seem lazy.

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They ask what it is? That's nosey. Tell them it's a chronic issue that flares up sometimes, tell them how long you think you'll need and what your general plan is to get someone to cover your work. No more details than that are necessary

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They shouldn’t ask...you’re well within your rights. Do not think because depression is in your head that it’s not a disease.

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I just say I’m not feeling well. Most people assume it’s the common cold or something

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