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    I'm scared. scared to go to the doctors about it, scared to talk to my parents, my friends. i believe that i have depression. I spent most of my summer holidays in my room crying and believing my world was crumbling. I had just finished my GCSEs (which i thought i would do terrible in) and i want to go into medicine, which is obviously very hard to do. It sounds like such a stupid thing to get depressed over and it's almost embarrassing? During the end of the summer hols it got really bad. I just wanted things to end. I've just started college now and i thought i was getting better but of course half termly tests came up and i started getting stressed again and i fell back into my 'depression' and its ruining my education. I got these test results back and i'm very far below my MTG and almost failing. I'm close to being kicked off all my courses and i'm in a specialised tutor group for people who want to go into medicine and i'm being threatened to be kicked out of that too. Things are really tough at the moment and I've sat in my room for a while not having anyone to talk to but then i realised i can anonymously post which sounded like a much better option than telling anyone i actually know.

    What i really want to know is do i have to go to the doctors for this. Is it bad enough that i'm not just being an attentions seeker/ Drama queen. I was always taught not to make a fuss and its very difficult for me to tell anyone anything anymore. But the more i keep it to myself the worse i feel.

    Can i self diagnose myself with depression?

    (i apologise for any spelling/grammar mistakes)
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    I'm scared. scared to go to the doctors about it, scared to talk to my parents, my friends. i believe that i have depression. I spent most of my summer holidays in my room crying and believing my world was crumbling. I had just finished my GCSEs (which i thought i would do terrible in) and i want to go into medicine, which is obviously very hard to do. It sounds like such a stupid thing to get depressed over and it's almost embarrassing? During the end of the summer hols it got really bad. I just wanted things to end. I've just started college now and i thought i was getting better but of course half termly tests came up and i started getting stressed again and i fell back into my 'depression' and its ruining my education. I got these test results back and i'm very far below my MTG and almost failing. I'm close to being kicked off all my courses and i'm in a specialised tutor group for people who want to go into medicine and i'm being threatened to be kicked out of that too. Things are really tough at the moment and I've sat in my room for a while not having anyone to talk to but then i realised i can anonymously post which sounded like a much better option than telling anyone i actually know.

    What i really want to know is do i have to go to the doctors for this. Is it bad enough that i'm not just being an attentions seeker/ Drama queen. I was always taught not to make a fuss and its very difficult for me to tell anyone anything anymore. But the more i keep it to myself the worse i feel.

    Can i self diagnose myself with depression?

    (i apologise for any spelling/grammar mistakes)
    You're not being an attention seeker or drama queen at all, depression is a serious illness and whilst I obviously can't diagnose you it (and nor can you officially, but I'd assume you do) sounds to me like you have it pretty badly. Going to the doctors would be the best thing you can do, they can't tell anyone else unless you;re at risk of seriously harming yourself or others so don't worry about that. Telling your parents and college would be a really good thing to do too but that's up to you, no-one's going to force you, it might be easier after you have an official diagnosis but you don't need that for either. I really hope you can get some support for this soon either way, and good luck for applying to medicine- you can do it!
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    OP firstly I am sorry to hear about your situation. Believe me when I tell you that if things do not work out in education it is not questionable in wanting to end things. Do not ever consider this. Ever.

    You can do so much with your life even if education does not work out. You just have to have belief in yourself and think optimistically.

    I would strongly advise you to visit your local GP. They are the best point of contact with these sorts of matters. Things will not get better without seeking help. There are people who can help and are there to do so.

    Things will get better. Remember this awesome quote whenever you feel down:

    Everything will be alright in the end, and if its not alright, then its not the end.
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    As opposed to 'self-diagnosing' someone else?
 
 
 
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