Our expert says:
Self-diagnosis can be important, but it's always wise to have this possibility checked by at last a GP, if possible, a psychiatrist. Then you can discuss treatment options with the doc. These could include counselling, especially of the CBT form, and/or antidepressant meds. Fortunately though depression is common, it generally responds really well to properm treatment.
One of the reasons its important to get a professional assessment is that you may be unhappy for various reasons, which may need to be attended to, but not necessarily suffering from a Depression, which is different in degree and extent, and needs more specific treatment
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