[quote="jmcrae, post:3, topic:229738"]
I wouldn't recommend it, even if it's allowed, unless the condition is well-controlled.
The priesthood in and of itself isn't stressful, but the extra roles that priests are expected to fulfill, such as financial administrator, counsellor, marketing manager, and CEO of the parish are just as stressful as any similar role in the business world.** A stable and outgoing personality is of great advantage when working with such a variety of different people** who are coming at you all the time with all of their different problems and issues.
While the bolded part above might seem to make total sense it does not work out that way. At least for religious life.
Studies show that those who enter religious life are more on the introverted side. I am unsure as to what they say about those entering secular priesthood.
Also a parish priest does not need to do all those jobs. He is a counselor but only to the extent that he can help, otherwise he refers to a therapist or psychologist. As for the other jobs, there is usually a business manager/office manager at the bigger parishes who handles these roles. There are also a lot of volunteers who help out.
I would suggest that if you are feeling a call to the priesthood for you to get a spiritual director and to speak to the vocations director for your diocese.
I have some minor OCD (but I am an O.Carm. (inside joke for those Carmelites out there)) as well as a little anxiety (which has grown a bit with my illness) but these are things that can be worked on during formation and after. For me it is not debilitating, its just one of the Crosses I must bear.