Good Morning and welcome to HealingWell,
I understand how you are feeling as I have had a dx of depression for 28 years and it takes a lot of hard work on bad days but there are many good days and help is available to you.
If you are not sure whether you have a clinical depression , I think it's a good idea to have a medical evaluation. The psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse can also order tests to determine whether there's a somatic cause and tell you whether medication would be helpful.
If you think you are having a hard time, but are not clinically depressed, call a therapist. Ask around about who's good. Believe me, lots of your friends are seeing counselors! Get a referral from your PCP. Some hospitals offer physician referral services and have counseling services available too.
The first step is to make an appointment with your PCP and tell him/her what is going on as you need to find some help. From there you can branch out to the specialty physicians.
We are here for you and please keep talking with us.
Again a warm welcome.
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