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I have taken antidepressants while in dental school the past few years. Now I am ready to apply for state boards and on the application form they ask if "have you been treated for any mental illness the past 5 years?"

I really don't want to disclose that on my form. Do you think answering yes to a question like than will harm my chances? Anybody had a similar experience?

Please help me as it seems that everything I worked for are going to waste..


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That is a good question. I would think if it was something mild - no hospitalizations etc and you have supportive letters from your doctor that it should be fine but I don't know for sure.

Anybody else knows? Any personal experience and how did you deal with this?


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Legally they can't discriminate against you for this. You'd be surprised how many dentists and doctors are prescribed these meds. I would go ahead and disclose it but seriously doubt it would harm your chances of licensure.
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