Just a question on how medical confiedentiality is treated in the forces. I am currently serving in the TA and feel that I am suffering from acute depression from my civvy life. I do not feel that I present any danger to myself or others when on training weekends as I tend to feel like I am being productive although I do sometimes remain silent which I feel has led to me being overlooked for promotion which is thus further contributing to my condition. I would like to get professional help or at least advice however I am worried that if I contact my GP then it will be recorded on my medical files which the Army can then see, which may then either brand me as not being caperble and further overlooked or worst case medically discharged. Can anybody advise me on this matter? I hope that it is appreciated that this was not easy for me to ask, but this seems to be the best way to get advice on this specific matter without going official.