If you are in a bad or frustrated mood, you could have depression. More so if you have been feeling sad for days on end. But before any form of depression treatment radcliff progress is made, you would first have to be clinically diagnosed. And the most qualified form of diagnosis usually comes from a registered and practicing clinical psychiatrist. So it goes that should your general practitioner tell you that you are suffering from depression do not yet believe a word he is saying.
And while he is doing so, he might also be ‘prescribing’ anti-depressants for you. This may well tempt you, given the mood you might be in. Because who wouldn’t want to feel healthy and well after such a long time being down in the dumps. As difficult as this may be for you, do not allow yourself to be tempted. In fact, this is probably what you should be doing right now. That is to say that you have been feeling this low or suffering high levels of stress and anxiety at this time, such that seems to be going on for days.
Just remember that you do not need a recommendation or prescription from a general practitioner or other specialist practitioner to go and see a clinical psychiatrist, certainly not a clinical psychologist. Indeed, there are those clinical psychologists, usually with MD behind their names, who are also qualified to make that affirming diagnosis, as well as a correct prescription of drugs designed to make you feel better in as healthy a manner as possible.
Ultimately, it is left to these practitioners to determine whether or not you are suffering from what is commonly known as clinical depression. This really, is how you will know.