where did you get that name from ??
It seems quiet about here, so i will try to answer some of your questions best i can, until someone else comes along,
First i would suggest you go and tell your Doctor about this, and have a look on the internet to educate yourself on Depression, because you are likely going to have to make choices about Meds and other therapies, and it's always best that you are in control of that. and to understand the pro's and con's,
If you can find ways to occupy yourself, i know thats going to be hard, but think about what you use to like, or what you always wanted to learn, any thing as long as it is something that you can push yourself and see a result at the end, that will make it worth it to some degree, and hold it tight,
how long it lasts depends on many things, you, the choices you make, the reasons for your depression etc
This is a great place to come, the people here are friendly, and will help you along the way, and you won't feel so alone