Our expert says:
You are right, these are typical symptoms of depression. Depression is often caused by a an imbalance of hormones in the brain. It is best to see a psychiatrist as these can't be tested with blood tests, so they use rating scales to determine whether there is a problem. If so, you will get a prescription for medication to correct the hormonel levels. You may also need psychotherapy if the doctor thinks that it was triggered by e.g. a traumatic event.
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