I have been suffering from depression symptoms for nearly two years now although I didnt know it was depression. It was only when it got so bad recently that I started to look on the internet and found I may have depression. Basically I feel low most of the time, I dont get much if any enjoymetn, I sleep too much, feel weak and have out 16lbs on in one month (very out of character) I cry all the time but sometimes I cry and then realise I actually feel quite numb a lot of the time. occcasionally I get so upset i think what is the point. after much persuasion i plucked up the courage to vist a doctor but i couldnt seem to explain myself very well and couldnt really explain because i felt too embarresed and stupid. (i even ended up crying to the doctor because the receptionist had been rude to me, obviously making me look like a idiot). the doctor was so blank, she didnt assess me and seemed to focus on the fact that i was able to go to uni (even tho i explained i miss a lot of classes through oversleeping) she basically told me to try and seek some sort of councelling through the university and gave me a reference for a depression book to read after me telling her i often cant concentrate. I cant explain how **** i felt i cryed for hours. it took a lot for me to go and then she was so cold and spent her time trying to find inconsistancies in what i was saying. i just want to know what others would advise that i do next? i may try and get in touch with the councellors at uni but i havent got anything to say i dont know why i feel this way and the doctor was totally unhelpful and i dont see point if going end up with someone just the same.