might put me on medicines that I'd rather not take.
I do not
feel it is my doctor's job to deal with emotional problems.
records might be seen by others such as an employer.
might send me to a counselor, psychologist, or social worker.
might send me to a psychiatrist.
not want to be considered a "psychiatric patient."
not want to tell private information to my doctor.
cry or become too emotional during the visit.
not know how to bring up the topic of depression to my doctor.
not want to distract the doctor from taking care of my physical health
might think less of me if I brought up my depression symptoms.
Source:Annals of Family Medicine, September/October 2011
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