I have been struggling with what I believe to be depression for the last year and a half (I have never been diagnosed with depression). I thought it was linked with my hypothyroidism, but even after recieving treatment for it the depression (or what I thought to be depression) still lingers. Should I seek help from a professional or should I simply leave everything as is. (I am desperate for some form of advice because whatever I have has caused many problems at home and in school).
A:Thanks so much for writing in. The answer is yes, you should address the depression. I want to recommend that you talk to your parent or guardian about getting you in for a mental health evaluation. The depression may or may not be linked to your other health problems. Watch the video for additional help.
Take good care of yourself!
Julie Hanks, LCSW
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Sep 2012
Hanks, J. (2012). [Video] Should I Seek Help For Depression?. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 2, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2012/09/20/video-should-i-seek-help-for-depression/