Archive for the ‘Anxiety’ Category

Court holds that anxiety from possibly getting fired is an ADA disability.

October 7th, 2013

This article by attorney Eric B. Meyer posted on the DRI (Defense Research Institute) LinkedIn page states that a federal court, remarkably, has recently held that the anxiety symptoms arising from fear of losing one’s job qualifies as a “disability” under the ADA (American’s With Disabilities Act). This certainly has relevance for forensic psychiatrists who […]

9th Circuit Rules That “Zone of Danger” Sufficient to Justify PTSD Claims

July 1st, 2010

The 9th circuit federal appeals court majority said Tuesday that a previous ruling, and an earlier Supreme Court decision, allow an emotonal damages suit alleging Posttraumatic Stress Disorder by a seaman who was in a negligently operated vessel’s “zone of danger.”



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