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mikeb2

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May 17, 2022
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Just a quick moan why do they think people with memory difficulties always when attending clinics have to state they suffer from depression or anxiety - Doctors and co cannot understand when they don't - my OH don't tend to worry apart from Hallucinations which gets at him,
 

Kevinl

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Aug 24, 2013
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Would anyone admit to anxiety and depression?
Serious question, would anyone?
I will, anxious, house is for sale, have to move on find a new home or go live on my boat. Doing it alone isn't easy trust me.
Depressed, certainly seasonally depressed right now, first winter alone in the world, freeking cold outside and I'm an outdoors kind of person.
Means the true answer to both questions is yes, but I joined here as a career not someone with a condition.
That said if I was asked by a friend, neighbour, GP or whoever I'd say no, don't mind being honest on here though amoungst strangers.
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mikeb2

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May 17, 2022
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The trouble is they want to put one in a tick box- my OH is not depressed or anxious , he too would say he depressed if he was but clinicians often think you must be depressed or anxious - so why lie just to fit in with their tick box excise- so there is nothing to mention on that front regarding my OH has far has he concerned at the appointment
 

canary

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I think that depression/anxiety goes with dementia so often that it is something they automatically ask about.
Its good that he doesnt have it