I'm so sorry for all you're enduring. It does sound like you have depression which makes me wonder what the medication is your doctor gave you. If it is an antidepressant then you're on the right track. You should also consider some therapy to help you cope better and determine if this is all a result of losing both parents....which would send anyone into a depression! There are grief counselors who can help you as well. Let me know what medication your doctor gave you and let''s go from there! You're not alone and there is so much help for you, so stay strong.
Doctors can be so unfeeling. Usually, if after two weeks you still feel the same, the doctor will more than likey say you have depression.
What are the pills he prescribed? Please do go back, and if possible, see another doctor. There is a questionnaire my doctors use to assess if you have depression.
I must have reams of comments on my doctor's computer. Had depression for 20 years.
Keep going back until they listen. I have found anti-depressants do help me. Please keep in touch with us here, as we understand how you feel.
At every appointment, my pdoc has me fill out the PHQ-9 which alines with the DSM criteria for depression. It says over the last two weeks have you: the rating scale choices are none of the time, some of the time, most of the time, all of the time. From this, she can get an idea of how depressed you are and if you are having suicidal thoughts. The final section asks how much it impairs your life.
I like it that they check depression presence and intensity all the time. There are only questions for bipolar that say "have you ever" rather than "in the last two weeks" so it doesn't establish how you feel now.
Yes, my doctor does this too. That is what BrightonBelle's doctor should have done too. Some doctor's care more than others.
BrightonBelle, do you think you can go back and see another doctor?