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Old 10-19-2008, 08:39 PM   #1
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depression and workplace trauma question

Hi,

Here's my question- is it possible to have some kind of post traumatic stress from a dysfunctional workplace?

Asking because I was laid off a year ago- and took the year off to regroup and address my depression (fell into a bad depression with anxiety after my lay-off, tho the depression was present before the lay-off) and since have had recurring very bad workplace dreams.... reliving the abuse and ill treatment that went on whilst working there. Had one last night- woke up in a sweat, feeling scared and took awhile to calm down so I could fall asleep again.

The dreams are very real and recurring. Any thoughts on how to get them to stop? Is it a form of PTSD?
It also makes me quite fearful of my upcoming jobhunt- I so do not want to get into another bad environment.

Anyone with insight or a similar experience?

Cheers, Sarah

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