Our expert says:
Well, having been mugged and having my wallet stolen in Checkers last week, I understand !
Sounds lke you may have some post-traumatic stress disorder-like symptoms, and some features of panic disorder, probably basically an Anxiety Disorder. Which, fortunately, responds really well to proper treatment, with medications such as some also used to treat depression, and with CBT style counselling.
I'm not sure whether a couple of days off work would make much difference. Check out ways of getting psych help through a major state / provincial hospital, or the psych departments of your nearest medical school, as they should be able to provide effective treatment with meds provided at a cost related to your income and expenses.
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