Hi all: If any of you are at the point where you are wondering whether or not to tell your boss about your diagnosis, I have a personal experience to share with you. I had wondered too and did tell my bosses, thinking that they are the kind of people who would be very understanding and helpful--after all I was valuable, it was a small family business and they really liked me. Well, I found out that it was not the best thing for me to do. My performance review, subsequent to telling them, was the first negative review I recieved from them in the 5 years on the job and they did not give me a raise for the first time and cited health issues interferring with my ability to do my job. This affected me on a very emotional level and my response was to try and be even better. I knew I was still extremely valuable, but they can be difficult and I had forgotten that about them. The upshot of it all is that their continued treatment of me, and I suppose other factors too, led to a breakdown and I was put on an 8 week medical leave to recover from what was diagnosed as psycho-social anxiety disorder--in other words their treatment of me and the pressures of the job. Last week I finally - after the 8 weeks of recovery time - gave them a letter of resignation. I knew I could not go back without them picking on me and questioning my every move, and who knows if they would have even taken me back, but I feel so much better now just knowing I am through there. In hindsight, it was REALLY not a good idea to tell them about the FM. It resulted in them eagle-eyeing and monitoring my every move and obsessing over my performance. Perhaps my experience can help you in making a decision of whether or not to tell. If I had the chance to do it over again, I would definitely not tell. And, I would have left the job earlier before it broke me down. N.