I am usually happy and fine, but sometimes i suddenly become extremely sad with no reason and start crying and see everything in a dark light. like... the world is falling around me. and after that... in a a few hours i am fine again like nothing had happened. what is this? is happening for years. i never got the money for a psychologist... they are so expensive in my country that i have to stop eating anything but bread just to afford an hour a week.
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It's almost certainly not depression. Depression is very different. Many people (especially young people) mistake sadness for depression. Depression is something much more severe and it's on-going. For example one typical feature of depression is that you can't get up and out of the house in the morning. I once had this as a side-effect of some very strong medication. It's different from just feeling lazy or tired... it's more like, you just CAN'T get out there. It's very hard to explain. It feels like you're literally gonna have a panic-attack or a heart attack if you have to step outside. Also, another typical symptom of depression is that you sleep all the time (much more than other people). Not all people with depression do this but many. It's usually a way of coping. And finally, many people with depression (though not all) experience on-going thoughts about suicide.
What you are feeling sounds more like a hormonal imbalance. If you feel that it harms your daily life, I would definitely have it checked out by a specialist but I really don't think it's depression.
I see you're from Sweden. I'm almost certain that psychological therapy is covered by your health care. I'm from Switzerland and psychological therapy is covered by my health care here. Also, if you attend a university, I would look out for a Uni-intern psychological office/help desk. At my university, we have free psychological therapy for all students and doctorates. You can just go there and ask them for an appointment. I would be very surprised if Sweden doesn't have something like that.0
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Could you talk to your doctor about it?0