Good night. I am 22 years old. I do not know exactly whether I was depressed or not, but I searched on Google all the characteristics that I experienced exactly I even intend to kill myself and run away from home away from my family. Please explain whether I am depressed or not
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The diagnosis of depression cannot be stated solely based on the patient's feeling that he is experiencing symptoms that are common in people who are depressed.
A diagnosis of this condition can only be made if the patient has passed a mental status check by a psychiatrist and the results of the examination meet the criteria for a diagnosis of depression.
Therefore, if you really feel that you are experiencing symptoms in people with depressive disorders, it is highly recommended that you consult further with a psychiatrist for a direct assessment of your mental status.
If indeed after your examination was declared suffering from depression, the doctor will assist you in determining what therapies you should get, both psychotherapy and therapeutic use of drugs if necessary.
For now, it is highly recommended that you try to solve the problems that you feel trigger stress or symptoms such as depression that you experience. It is also advisable to always think positively in everything.
I hope this helps.