A 16-year-old female asked:
i honestly think i'm depressed my parents wouldn't believe me if i told them i don't know who to turn to ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Guidance counselor: Hi Lillian, I am sorry to hear you are feeling this way and have no one to turn to. It's great that you recognize the problem and are looking for help. Your school guidance counselor may be a good starting point, and he/she will keep things confidential. If you have thoughts of harming yourself in any way, please find a way to get to an emergency room right away. Take care
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A 35-year-old member asked:
My parents are always disappointed in me. I don't know if I can live anymore. Am I depressed?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Most likely you are.: Certainly if you are having trouble functioning, sleeping, eating or just can't seem to get things started and are preoccupied constantly with the idea of dying and it has been going on for several months it's safe to say you have depression. You need to talk about it with those you trust which may not include your parents. Get professional help before your not wanting to live becomes suicidal.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
How do I self-treat depression since my parents don't believe me and won't take take me to see the doctor?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Child Psychiatry 29 years experience
Depression treatment: First of all, you should somehow get evaluated and formally diagnosed with depression (or major depressive disorder, as it is called) prior to considering any help. The best known treatment strategies for depression are medications and psychotherapy, or combination of both (which also works the best).
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A 24-year-old female asked:
I'm living with my parents in iran... I don't want to go out of the house and my room.... Do you think i'm depressed?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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A 40-year-old member asked:
How can you talk to doctor about depression without parents knowing?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Confidentiality: Talking to one's doctor is always confidential. But if there is depression that is discussed i always encourage communication between child and parent and will do everything possible to facilitate the conversation.
5196 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 18-year-old female asked:
I think I have depression and i told my parents how i feel but they just won't believe me. There actually getting mad at me . What should I do?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Talk to counsellor: Talk to counselor in school see therapist outside for assesment and diagnose you might benefit from therapy or might need medications.
5198 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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