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    Hey there,

    I am due to have my ENG1 done soon but I was wondering whether the doctor would have access to my medical records. It is not that I am trying to hide something or lie about my medical history, I just do not want to have to disclose a period of depression I had when I was younger. I am completely fit and 110% recovered, I just went through a difficult period in my life that I struggled with as a young teen.

    Many thanks

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    ENG1 medical records

    1) No, unless they're also your regular GP. It's all based on going through a medical history form.

    2) I can only encourage honesty. Depression from a few years back is very unlikely to cause you any problems. Just look at what the medical guidelines say for those with depression at the time of the medical - nobody will think less of you for it. (Fit unrestricted if symptom free and off medication for 1 year) I'll leave it to your conscience though.


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      Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
      Hey there,

      I am due to have my ENG1 done soon but I was wondering whether the doctor would have access to my medical records. It is not that I am trying to hide something or lie about my medical history, I just do not want to have to disclose a period of depression I had when I was younger. I am completely fit and 110% recovered, I just went through a difficult period in my life that I struggled with as a young teen.

      Many thanks
      I appreciate that you say you are now "completely fit and 110%", but I still just want to mention that being at sea can be incredibly mentally challenging/stressful, there can be immense times of loneliness, challenges with different cultures, fatigue, heavy workload, risky situations etc which should never be underestimated. A good control of your mental wellbeing in the most challenging of situations is necessary to prevent you becoming a quivering wreck in the corner.
      Though, so may say that having a mental disorder is a prerequisite to being at sea.

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