I run I'm depressed but scared to go to GP

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So I think I'm depressed but I'm too scared to go to the GP. I went years ago when I wasn't depressed but just a stressed sad teenager. Now I'm a 21 year old depressed young adult I'm scared of going back. I remember the GP telling me I wasn't depressed because depressed people don't make eye contact. I'm now worried that if I go back they will say the same and dismiss me. I don't know what I want out of seeing a GP but I need some kind of help. 

I also think I have anxiety but I've never been diagnosed. 

How I've been feeling for about 2 months now is - 

Lost, tired, stressed, empty inside, lonely, icolated, grumpy, sad and I don't know why, I cry and I'm not sure why, hopeless. 

I haven't thought about killing myself but I have had thoughts while in the car or other places that if I died now I wouldn't care. 

I also get anxious in crowded places and don't want to go too work because I feel panicked about seeing people. Some days I don't want to leave my bed and my boyfriend calls me lazy because he doesn't understand that I have no motivation or energy to do anything. 

I guess I just want someone's opinion. 

Thanks.

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    Find another doctor as soon as possible. If you must go to the hospital. Call your insurance co and ask for a specialist. You need professional help. You need a specialist. Please get help ASAP and don’t forget you can always come back here anytime that you need to this is a safe place to talk about how you are feeling
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    Find another doctor ASAP. A specialist. If you need to go to the hospital. Call your insurance company and request a specialist. Get professional help as quickly as you can. You are always welcome to come back here anytime you need to talk or vent or ask questions. This is your safe place. You will always be welcome. Please get help you deserve to be happy.
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    Hi BMI. I can see why you don't want to go back to a doctor that invalidated you and minimized your feelings and problems with... You are not depressed because depressed people don't make eye contact. Oh brother honey. Don't let one doctor have that power over your health. Please. He did not use enough critea to diagnose you though remember I'm no doctor. Will you try again and we will support you through it you deserve the best. Diane. 

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    Yes. You got to get away from that GP and find someone else to go to. He’s a nut if he says a depressed person doesn’t make eye contact.  At 21 I was in severe depression with high anxiety problems but with the proper meds lasted a good 40 more years without major depression and anxiety.  You just got to find the right person to evaluate your situation and get yourself back on your feet. 
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    Hi BMi

    You're in my thoughts. I don't have any great advice, just to try and see someone who specializes in mental health and not a General Practioner. If you're not happy with the first person you see, don't give up, keep looking for the one that understands you. Good luck and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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      Yes Lynsey is giving you good advice see how helpful everybody is here?  We are all in the same boat. We need to help each other. So, please go to a specialist? Nothing but the best to you and keep coming back when you need us.
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    Hi BMi - I agree with what everyone else is recommending.  You definitely need to find a psychiatrist and a therapist perhaps.  GP's do not specialize in mental health and while some are well-versed in the area, not all of them are. Don't wait, you need to get some help now. If prescribed anti-depressants, they take roughly two weeks to get into your system and keep in mind that all medications work differently for every individuals so if you are prescribed something that does not work, you may have to try a different one - it can sometimes take several different meds to get the right one for you, but don't give up.  It will all work out. I also suffer from depression and have since I was in my 20's, it's not easy to deal with; however, with the right therapy and support, you WILL overcome it.  Take care of YOU! We are here for you smile

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    Hi BMi - go see the doc. Spill the beans. Meds may be prescribed. They are a tool best used in conjunction with therapy (counsellor or psychologist.) Forget about past experiences with diagnosis etc. Act to address your condition. You are not alone, and you do not have to suffer in this day and age. 
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