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    As the title says i think I have depression, I've been thinking that I've had it for the past few years but when i tried to talk to my parents about it they we're just like 'No you don't, stop over reacting' so I've just kinda kept it to myself. I want to go to the doctors and find out if I have or if i just keep going through rough patches, but if i do go to the doctors I don't want my parents to find out I've been. I don't know what to do, do I just book an appointment or do I just walk into the doctors.
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    I'd really consider going to the doctors for treatment or simply to talk to them, since they're not family you may find it easier to talk about personal topics like I did.
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    (Original post by LUM5D3N)
    As the title says i think I have depression, I've been thinking that I've had it for the past few years but when i tried to talk to my parents about it they we're just like 'No you don't, stop over reacting' so I've just kinda kept it to myself. I want to go to the doctors and find out if I have or if i just keep going through rough patches, but if i do go to the doctors I don't want my parents to find out I've been. I don't know what to do, do I just book an appointment or do I just walk into the doctors.
    Book an appintnenf yourself and go
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    (Original post by LUM5D3N)
    As the title says i think I have depression, I've been thinking that I've had it for the past few years but when i tried to talk to my parents about it they we're just like 'No you don't, stop over reacting' so I've just kinda kept it to myself. I want to go to the doctors and find out if I have or if i just keep going through rough patches, but if i do go to the doctors I don't want my parents to find out I've been. I don't know what to do, do I just book an appointment or do I just walk into the doctors.
    I can relate to this well. I used to have depression and found that the counselling did not help well - sorry. What did help, however - was going on holiday abroad. Seriously, there are some good views out there and mother nature is truly the cure to depression. I went on holiday in July and came back like 2 weeks ago. I already feel like a changed man with way less depression. Sure, I am slightly unhappy that my uni friends ditched me and I am unemployed after graduating with first class honours. But going on holiday and going to the cliffs, mountains, bluffs, beaches and seeing my family abroad really changed my perspective in life. The environment you are in can have a HUGE influence. I only realised that now and plan on moving in the next few years.

    But seriously mate, if you have a chance to go on holiday - GO! It will change your outlook on life one way or another
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    To everyone reading this, I work in a medical centre and if someone thinks they have a mental illness they go straight to the top of our priority list. If you even have the slightest doubt I'd like to personally reccomend you book an appointment with the doctor. If they say they have no appointments please give them all of your symptoms and ask if they could contact the duty doctor, this way you will hopefully be seen. Mental health should be taken seriously just like any other problem, I'd like to think you put this advice to good use!
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    Go to the doctor!

    They don't necessarily tell your parents. It depends on lots of things. Especially how old you are. They should have your best interest at heart.
 
 
 
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