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Furthermore, the study looked at peoples' expectation of being discriminated against. 37% of participants anticipated that they would be discriminated against and this put them off from initiating a close relationship, whilst this fear of being discriminated against deterred 25% of respondents from applying for a job.
However, interestingly, the actual level of discrimination experienced (compared to the anticipated discrimination) was actually about half (45% in developing close relationships and 47% in applying for a job). 71% of people with depression actively wished to conceal their depression from others - which restricted access to treatment.