Hi everyone, I have been feeling lonely, sad and crying almost daily now. I feel like a ghost - like I just wake up, study, eat, sleep. I was wondering whether I should get help from my family doctor about it..
One thing that has stopped me from getting help is that when I used to tell people, they’d say “you just need hobbies” or say “you don’t have ‘real’ depression” since I’ve never got a clinical diagnosis for it.
How do you get diagnosed with clinical depression? Do doctors just figure it out without you telling them, or do you have to actually tell them about how you feel first?