Originally Posted by ERhoosier
Agree with pb4uski. Both you & your doc could get in trouble if independent investigator audited matters & found less than convincing evidence. And keep in mind that this "stress" diagnosis could possibly be used as evidence of "mental" issues in the future. Not sure about CA, but in most areas such medical leave is deducted from your accrued vacation time. Not a free lunch to be sure.
I agree that it can be abused or over diagnosed, but in general I think health problems due to workplace stress (and for most people it keeps getting worse) are not given their due. It's like we have to wait until there is a serious problem that has already manifested before anyone will do anything about it. Until then, keep slaving away; the floggings will continue until morale improves.
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)