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I have a heart condition and recently developed depression. I left a job because the workload was too much for me, but this also helped to create my depressive state as I always wanted to be a full time contributor to society. How do I explain this absence during a job interview? My depression is better but my heart condition will never be. It is mostly manageable.

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By all means mention you took time off to deal with your heart condition and that it's ongoing but under control. But best not to mention your mental problems at all.

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Please don't feel pressured to disclose that information unless you want to. Plenty of people have gaps in their resumes for various reasons--family issues, career changes, travel plans. A few months or even a year missing on your resume wouldn't raise as many eyebrows as you'd think. You went through something personal and I think it's fair to keep the details to yourself. In the case you are asked about the gap during your interview, you can say it was for health/personal reasons (that are now under control) and most likely no one would push the issue further.

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