Ok, so I'm new to this site and am hoping to get some advise from someone who may be going though the same struggle as me. About two years ago I started to loose motivation to do the things I usually looked forward to doing, and from there I just started to go down hill. I'm tired all the time, and usually end up sleeping pretty much all day and most of the night. I've lost about 50lb due to lack of an appetite and have no energy. I find myself crying for no reason at random times of the day, and no matter how hard I try to push bad thoughts out of my head I just can't held repeating to myself that I'm useless, fat, ugly, a failure, and a disappointment to my family compared to my older successful siblings. I'm pretty bad at school and definitely not the smartest person in the world and because of my bad social anxiety I have no friends to talk to. I've never harmed myself though I have thought about it more than a few times. So.... my question is should I go get diagnosed by a professional, and find someone to help me or is it just a waste of time? My family is really worried about me and have tried to sit me down to try and talk to me to understand how I'm feeling but, Everytime they try I just end up getting upset and anxious and lock myself up in my room. I've tried different methods to try and motivate myself but, nothing so far has worked and I just seem to be getting worse. I hardly every come out of my room anymore and I have a strong felling of dread that comes over me whenever I have to get out of bed to do something. Please help me figure this out! 😞 Edit: People keep sending me private messages asking my age but, for some reason my phone isn't letting me reply. So, to answer your question I'm 18.