Depression accompanied by discrimination

Worldwide, more than 75% of people with depression report having faced discrimination, a new study has found.

Among the research participants, 34% reported they had been avoided or shunned by other people because of their mental health problems and a quarter had not applied for work at some point because they expected that they would be discriminated against.

The study reveals the widely held fear among people with depression of being stigmatised, with 71% of participants saying they actively wished to conceal their depression from other people.

The findings show discrimination related to depression is widespread, acting as a barrier to an active social life and having a fair chance to get and keep a job.

Read more at Kings College London