Re: Can you define depression?
You sound VERY young. I highly encourage you to seek help and start with a counselor. If you don't trust him, keep picking until you find a good one. If you can get this thing out in the open and work out things to do to prevent this each year you will not let it grow into a monster that you fear and hide from each fall. It will NEVER be easier than now to get help. That's not to say admitting you have a problem is easy, but the longer you wait the harder it is. Trust me, the 20 years it has taken me to admit it did so much damage to who I really am. Some irreparable and I don't get to go back and get a "do over".
Also, I have no idea what the definition of clinical depression is vs. anxiety and you and I really don't need them, just explain to people that deseerve an explanation for your changed behavior the way you feel (i.e. this time of year makes you feel blue as you miss summer or whatever you are feeling). If they laugh or don't understand, they probably are not worth your time. Think about you in this one, trust me.
Last edited by mongomad; 11-29-2006 at 10:06 PM.