Hi vet..Welcome to HW
Seems to me that it's a big ask from your doc for you to try and get over the depression by yourself..sheesh..Do you think it's worth asking for another docs opinion?
Whatever you decide I am glad you found us here and hope we can help
So, maybe you could try some counselling/therapy to gain some insight into whats making you feel so down and to learn some new skills to help you through this rough patch.
I see you are having trouble getting out of the house and facing people...the thing is tho that you Are still doing it even tho you find it difficult..and that shows me that you have a fighting spirit and that now is Not the time to give up on yourself!
Keep challenging yourself...write little lists of thing you want to achieve on a daily basis and tick them off as you go..praise yourself for the positive...little steps everyday - will lead to a whole new journey in life..Your Life!
I look forward to your next post.
Take good care.