A says, “I had a full blown panic attack in front of an Atos assessor and was so distressed that the receptionist refused to let me travel home alone and called me a cab. I got zero points for mental health and was passed ‘fit for work’. I’d asked for a female assessor, as one of the reasons I’m claiming is for PTSD and other mental health issues after rape. I was refused on the day, and told if I didn’t see the male assessor that my benefits would be stopped without appeal. Terrified I’d end up losing my flat, we soldiered on through the assessment, only for me to freak out completely when the assessor insisted on examining me physically without a chaperone. I was so distressed I don’t really remember getting home and was affected for weeks, having to have my meds increased by the doctor.”

Source: http://figr.es/s608