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    Can I teach overseas with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)?

    Hi there

    I'm contemplating doing a course to enable me to do some teaching overseas. I have OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), which is an anxiety disorder. I take medication for this (Aropax).

    Has anyone had any experience with this? How easy would it be for me to get medication? Would there be any support available?


    Thanks

    Caitlin

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    #2

    Re: Can I teach overseas with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)?

    I'd try to get a supply before leaving and get a letter from your doctor, which you could get translated. Your medicine should be available- SSRIs are common enough, though I hadn't heard of that particular one.


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    Re: Can I teach overseas with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)?

    Thanks for that Tdol. What are SRRI's?

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    Re: Can I teach overseas with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)?

    Selective serotonin uptake inhibitors.

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