Re: My first post. I need an appointment with a shrink.
Hello, and welcome!
I am sorry you are having such trouble for so long, but it is good that you want to find a doctor to help you.
Usually, we see a psychiatrist (a medical doctor who prescribes medication) and a therapist. Therapist is a counselor to talk to and get help in coping with depression, anxiety.
Your doctor would also be able to help you choose someone, I would think.
You do sound very depressed and anxious, and I hope you can get help very soon.
Please feel free to keep writing on this board. There are many here who will try to help you.