Telling someone about your depression can be a positive experience. They can offer love, support and understanding in a low stress environment. Family and Friends can listen carefully without making judgement or giving advice. They won’t give up on you or let you give up on yourself.
Medical Doctors are primarily skilled in medical health care but also are trained to treat mental or psychiatric problems. He or she can evaluate you to make sure that medicines or another illness are not the source of your symptoms. They can screen you for depression and recommend specialized care.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems, such as depression. Psychiatrists and Therapists can help you cope with feelings, problem solve and change behavior patterns that may contribute to your symptoms.