Welcome to the forum, Pickles, and let's hope everyone might be of some help to you in your dilemma.
It would be in your best interests to see a psychiatrist soon to talk about
the things that are bothering you. Not knowing what the psychic problem is may be the biggest problem to face . When you are told what is causing the feelings and other behavior, you will understand what the triggers are that keep you feeling depressed. If medication is called for, you could benefit greatly by taking a psychiatrist's advice and take a prescribed med, allowing for your system to adjust.
These conditions are often caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain
and are more physiological than they are emotional. The meds will bring the neurotransmitters back into alignment and give you a great relief from the burdens you carry every day. Please see a doctor right away and don't delay in getting counseling for the depression.
College has its own pressures and since you're leaving soon to attend one, you need to be strong and able to rest adequately to keep up the demands of the academic world (and the new social life you'll be entering).
Take care of yourself in the meantime. If you drink alcohol or use caffeine in any form, please stop that right away. They both make the illness worse. Try to eat lots of green vegetables and salads, drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water each day. Cut back on eating too much meat, also. If your sleep pattern is not suitable, discuss this with your doctor, as well.
The members of the forum are here for you and want you to keep in touch with us so that we might be able to help you get ready for college and a new environment, away from the triggers that might be causing your illness to be more severe. Plan to see that psychiatrist right away, won't you?
Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 7/3/2011 6:58:33 AM (GMT-6)