I’m concerned I might be depressed but hesitant to seek help since a record of mental healthcare might threaten my chances at becoming a doctor in the future. Am I right to be wary of discrimination?

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Last Updated: 06/21/2019 at 3:25pm
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June 19th, 2019 9:40pm
I think that it is important for you to seek help. This is not just important for becoming a doctor but for your life in general. Try talking to someone you trust and tell them how you feel. It's illegal to discriminate against people on grounds of any illness or disability, mental or physical so I think it's up to you. Disclosure is a personal choice. There is no right or wrong answer – it’s a case of ensuring your needs are met. The purpose of disclosure is to ensure students with mental health difficulties can access the support they are entitled to at university or college. Depression is one of the most common of all mental health difficulties and you constantly hear about it being an issue among students in the news. So ultimately, It's best to be honest about your past difficulties and your current needs.
June 21st, 2019 3:25pm
Hello there. I might have depression too, but I am not really sure. And I want to be a doctor too ;D. Don´t worry Nothing is wrong with a doctor who had Depression. Your chances to become one will not decide your depression, but Your skills and grades do. If your not sure, that you have depression, make a test on the Internet, but know that they Arent Always Right. But it´s Always Right to go to some one professional or talk to someone who can really help you, like your Friends or family. If you can´t really talk to them because of some reasons, message me and we will figure something out together Hope my answer helps. good luck