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Depression

13 September 2011

Reluctance to talk about depression

Some people with depression symptoms may not tell their family doctor about it – often out of worry they will be placed on an antidepressant, a new study suggests.

Some people with depression symptoms may not tell their family doctor about it – often out of worry they will be placed on an antidepressant, a new study suggests.

Another 16% thought it was not their doctor's job to "deal with emotional issues". And a similar percentage worried that someone – like an employer – might see a diagnosis of depression on their medical records.

 

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