Doctor Answers (2) on Severe Depression
U need antidepressants and anti anxiety medicines . They will start to work in abt 15 days and you yourself see the difference. All the best.
Your description indicates you are likely to be depressed with symptoms of anxiety. If it is mild, relaxation, lifestyle changes, positive affirmations help. But for slightly moderate / severe symptoms specific treatment like medicine / CBT would be necessary.You will need to see a psychiatrist as this is a condition for which there is treatment. Your negative thoughts are likely to make you feel hopeless. But see this in the context of depression and just be present to these emotions until you get help. With treatment you will start to feel better with positive emotions / thoughts. Best wishes