Is anyone familiar with FMLA (in U.S.) with depression? I've been absent from work for about 6 days in the last 2 months because I felt like I didn't want to get out of bed & go to work. My supervisor asked about the absence the last time I called out, and I'd told him it was a medical issue. He said to bring in medical documentation. I read about having medical certification & company approval, but I didn't ask my psychiatrist for the certification since I've started seeing her, and I was worried about my job finding out about my depression. Does the certification have to be approved before the absent days are counted as FMLA? Or can it qualify afterwards? Would appreciate any insight on this.