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Depression Symptoms: Why Women are Hiding Them

September 16, 2011

Depression Symptoms and Non-Disclosure A new study conducted by medical professionals at the University of California- Davis suggested that 43 percent of California adults polled would choose to keep their depression symptoms to themselves during a doctor’s appointment. The study participants cited a variety of reasons for doing so, such as feeling their emotional difficulties are off-topic, having an aversion to being prescribed antidepressants and fear of documentation of the conversation getting back to their employer. This is just further evidence of the stigma people in the United States associate with depression and mental illness in general that almost half…

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