Aug. 14 (UPI) — Nearly half of people who’ve survived a sexual assault, faced threats of domestic violence, struggled with depression or thought about committing suicide has not reported these experiences during a doctor’s visit, a new study says.More than two-thirds of patients withheld the information from their doctor out of fear embarrassment, judgment or being lectured, according to research published Wednesday in JAMA Network Open. Read on: Nearly half of patients keep information about sexual assault, depression from doctors – UPI.com
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