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Fri, Jan. 9th, 2009 01:36 am
Capitalism: doesn't it make you (mentally) sick?

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bonsai_human
Bonsai Human
Sun, Jan. 11th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)

Also, if people don't think they're depressed, they probably aren't. "I don't think I'm depressed, but I'm not going to report it" is a strange way to skew figures.

No, of course you're not going to claim to be depressed if you're not. That's not even in the area of what I was trying to say.

The main reason people won't disclose mental illness is because they are afraid of the consequences of doing so - not because they aren't ill to start with. They are afraid they will lose their job, that their peers will reject them, or their family will ostractise them.

So if you live in a country where it is acceptable to have a mental illness, you're more likely to disclose it, thus skewing the figures.


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